Title: Vegetable varieties recommended for commercial production or trial
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Title: Vegetable varieties recommended for commercial production or trial
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Creator: McCubbin, E. N.
Publisher: Potato Investigations Laboratory,
Copyright Date: 1955
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POTATO INVESTIGATIONS LABORATORY


Mmaoo Report 56-5 September 27, 1955

VEGETABLE VARIETIES RECO12-I1DED FOR C014ERCIAL PRODUCTION OR TRIAL

E. N. McCubbin

CABBAGE

Earlr U.dseason Red and Savey
Copenhagen Market larion Market* Red Aro-
1-edlim Coprnhagen Resistant* Resistant Glory* Ro'md d Rtd iutch
Badger Iarket* Glory of Enkhuizen Savoy Chie'ton

CAULIFLOMER POTATOES
For trial:
Snowball X Snowball Perfected Sebago
Holland Erfurt Snowball M and Y Red Pontiac


FERTILIZATION OF CABBAGE AND CAULIPL0tR IN SEEDBEDS AND FIELDS

Fertilizers for growing cabbage and cauliflower in seedbeds and fields
should contain 5 to 6 percent nitrogen, 7 to 8 percent phosphoric acid (Pg05) and
5 to 8 percent potash (K20). Where cabbage and cauliflower are grow on light
sandy soils the fertilizer also should contain 0.1 percent B203 from borax.

Acid soils for seedbeds, particulAr1y for cauliflower, should be limed to a
pH reaction of 5.5 to prevent whiptail. Fertilizer for seedbeds are applied at
rates of 1,000 to 1,200 pounds/A in bands in the row a few days before the seed
are somn. Plants in the seedbed may be sidedressed with 50 to 75 pounds/A of
nitrate of soda or nitrate of potash when heavy leaching rains occur or when the
plant foliage shows a light green or yellow color.

For cauliflower in the field, acid soil should be limed to a Ml reaction of
5.6 to prevent whiptail. Fertilizer for both cabbage and cauliflower in the
field is applied at rates of 1,800 to 2,200 pounds/A. It may be applied in a
band in both sides of the row before the plants are transplanted; or, if'pre-
ferred, it may be applied 1 or 2 weeks after the plants are transplant It
should be placed 3 or 4 inches deep and about 3 inches from the plants in both
sides of the row. A tractor-mounted fertilizer distributor may be used to epply
the fertilizer in the sides of the row, or the rows may be barred-off, the ferti-
lizer applied by hand and then covered with bedder disks.

Cabbage and cauliflower in the field should be sidedressed 2 or 3 times
during the growing season with 150 pounds/A of nitrate of soda or nitrate of
potash'per application, depending upon the amount of rainfall and color of the
plants. The first sidedressing should be applied on tops of the rows 1 of 2
weeks after the plants are set. The second and third sidedressings are applied-'"--'
when needed on both sides of the row to keep from burning the plants, Nitrate
of potash is preferred for the last sidedressing as it may help in the production
of.hard heads.

* Yellows resistant


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