It is estimated that 105 acres of cabbage were planted in 2020, with 1344 metric tonnes being produced. Approximately 12,000 heads of cabbage are harvested per acre for a total of 1,250,000 heads of cabbage harvested in total!
A diverse range of greenhouse and field vegetables are produced in PEI. These include: carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, peppers and other fine herbs. Vegetables are an important cash crop for many Island farmers. They are available as fresh and processed farm products for consumers in Atlantic Canada. A core group of diversified growers produce a significant percentage of the fresh market vegetable acreage.
Cabbage is a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea of the family Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae) and is a leafy green vegetable.
- Planted: end of June
- Harvested: in the fall
- Used for: mostly human consumption, leaves used in medicine