Cabbage

Fun Facts

  • Many vegetables evolved from the original wild cabbage including broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, and kohlrabi.
  • All cole crops can be cross-bred, making it easy and economical to develop new cabbage varieties.
  • Primary uses of cabbages include processed coleslaw (40-45%), fresh head (35%), sauerkraut (12%), various fresh-cut products (5-10%), and dried (less than 5%).
  • Technological advancements in packaging have increased the number of cabbage heads for market about 30% since 1996.

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