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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden
  • Pioneer Farm
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Cabbage is a cool season annual that was a staple crop in the colonial period and continues to be so today.

    Latin Name

    Brassica oleracea


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Type of Plant

    Vegetables
    Annuals

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    History

    George Washington had cabbage planted between his rows of corn at several of his farms.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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