Common name          Cabbage

Scientific name          Brassica oleracea

Family name          Cole/Brassicas

Shona          Kavichi


Cabbage is a leafy green or purple multi-layered biennial plant, closely related to other cole crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts, and grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Smooth-leafed firm-headed green cabbages are the most common, with smooth-leafed red and crinkle-leafed savoy cabbages of both colours seen more rarely; preferring long sunny days, to grow to give large heads ranging in mass from 0.5 to 6 kg.

Cabbage has many medicinal benefits to the human body: bowel cleanser (colitis treatment), weight loss agent, the large amount of Vitamin U strengthens inner stomach lining (ulcer retardant), thereby protecting you from ulcers, its essential amino acids help in fight against skin inflammations, cabbage juice is used for treating anaemia because it contains folic acid, it is loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals that help in combating harmful free radicals which cause a number of skin disorders such as acne, pimples and blackheads. Raw juice antioxidants help in reducing skin dryness and premature aging (improves skin tone and texture). High sulphur content helps in reducing hair loss and improves the strength of hair, while nourishing hair roots.

Our iQFarmer Cabbage Manuals will introduce you to the profitable cabbage farming business, covering:

  1. Varieties and Types
  2. Seeds
  3. Land Preparation and planting
  4. Production Management: weed control, fertilisation, irrigation
  5. Disease and Pest Control
  6. Physiological Disorders
  7. Harvesting and Handling
  8. Value Addition
  9. Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices (CSAP)
  10. Cabbage Economics and Entrepreneurship


You will also find a program on cabbage production which we hope will help you to select the most cost-effective solutions and profitable combinations in setting up a profitable agricultural enterprise.

Farmbiz Cabbage Manual


Farmbiz Cabbage Program