Varieties of cabbage
Little cabbage-head (hence the name culture) is known to mankind since ancient times and are very popular.
Not surprisingly, cabbage from the Mediterranean area gradually migrated to all geographical points of the Earth.
And it contributed to a great diversity of species and varieties of culture.
A bit of history
The record for the cultivation you can call it a cabbage.
Even the ancient Romans and Greeks gave the vegetable a high rating, considering the plant as many edible, many medicinal.
In our country there was cabbage in the times of Kievan Rus. And the first mention of it was in «the herbalists». Now it is impossible to imagine many Russian dishes, which would not have applied cabbage.
The selection of varieties
Modern varieties of cabbage is artificially withdrawn under certain conditions of climate of a region.
Therefore, choosing for its site a suitable grade, be guided largely by the specifics of the zoning.
Share varieties of cabbage and on grounds such as the timing of maturation, the size of the cabbage heads and method of application vegetable. And then, when choosing the right kind should take into account the complex characteristics.
For example, eating fresh cabbage it is recommended to grow early varieties. If the main purpose of winter storage and pickling, is required for late varieties of cabbage.
On the basis of the vegetation period, the main varieties are divided into early-maturing and late. All the other (mid, mid and medium) are intermediate between groups of them.
And it is these intermediates, are considered to be more productive (and the cabbage is more dense) compared to early varieties. They keep their freshness and good for pickling.
But for long-term storage it is better to choose late varieties. Choosing the conditions of cultivation, it is necessary for
basis to take it particularly early or late varieties.
- Early varieties of cabbage («Cat», «Kazachok», «Stakhanovka 131») have small loose heads. Give a small yield and when escalation is able to crack. In salting these varieties are not suitable, but are great in salads, side dishes and soups.
- In late varieties («Amager 611», «Gift», «Rusanovka») large dense head, has a good utility value and excellent taste characteristics. These varieties are less than early, absorb the nitrates, for which he appreciated more. They are perfectly stored until the next season and good in processing.