Boil, steam, stir-fry/Saute, Braise/stew, Microwave, or Raw
Plants started in mid-summer for fall harvest will withstand light fall frosts and develop a superior quality produce. Light frosts will control insect pests allowing for fewer insect problems upon harvest.
Harvest when heads are sufficiently large and firm after head size reaches the size of a softball. If left on plant too long or watered too heavily, heads may crack or split.
To delay harvest, give plant 1/2 turn twist to break some roots and slow growth.
Cabbage will withstand light frost, but harvest and store before heavy freezes occur. Heads that develop in cooler weather do not have as strong a flavor as those harvested in hot weather.
Crops planted midsummer for fall harvest generally have fewer insect problems.
Storage and Preservation Methods
Best when frozen or canned, but can be stored fresh for two to three weeks or longer if kept cool.