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Growing and Using Brassicas - Vegetables in the brassicaceae family 

Brassicas or Crucifers are plants belonging to the Brassicaceae family. The group includes many popular vegetables including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asian greens, radish and kale. Important condiments including mustard and wasabi are also brassicas.

This book explores these and other brassica vegetables, and the differences between them in terms of how to grow them and how to use them. Many brassicas are winter food crops, but some can be grown all year round. Some need cold weather to perform, but others can grow well in warmer conditions.

The contents of this book is the culmination of extensive research combined with many decades of practical experience by John Mason and horticulturists at ACS Distance Education.

 

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)
Recipes

Chapter 3 cauliflower
Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var botrytis)
Recipes

Chapter 4 brussels sprouts
Brussel sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. Gemmifera)
Recipes

Chapter 5 broccoli
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica)
Recipes

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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