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Brassicas and Crucifers belong to the Brassicaceae family and include many well-known vegetables including:

  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Asian Greens
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Mustard

This eBook discusses the differences between these and other vegetables from the brassica family and how they should be grown. It also covers how each can be used. You will learn about which are better suited as winter crops and which are better for warmer conditions.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 introduction

Taxonomy of Brassicas
Culture of Brassicas
Common vegetables in the Brassica family

Chapter 2 cabbages

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)

Chapter 3 cauliflower

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var botrytis)

Chapter 4 brussels sprouts

Brussel sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. Gemmifera)

Chapter 5 broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica)

Chapter 6 asian greens

Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa)
Chinese broccoli (gailon/gailan or kailaan) Brassica oleracea alboglabra group
Chinese mustard or mustard greens (gai choy) (Brassica juncea) syn. var rugosa (broad leafed) var. foliosa (narrow leafed)
Using asian greens

Chapter 7 other Brassicas

Sea kale (Crambe maritima)
Turnip (Brassica rapa - rapifera group)
Rutabaga (swede) (Brassica napobrassica)
Radish (Raphanus sativus)
Daikon (raphanus sativus var. Longipinnatus) (Japanese radish, lobok, oriental radish,
or chinese radish.)
Kohlrabi (Brassica oleraceae var. gongylodes)
Rocket (Arugula) (Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa)
Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Garden cress (Lepidium sativum)
Land cress (Barbarea verna)
Wasabi (Eutrema japonica syn. Wasabia japonica)
Mustards (Brassica hirta and others)
How to make mustard

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