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North Carolina Cabbage

North Carolina CabbageGreen cabbage has smooth, dark to pale green outer leaves; the inner leaves are pale green or white. (Sometimes the outer leaves are tied around the head as the cabbage grows to keep the interior white; cabbage also turns white if it is kept in cold storage.)

Three types of green cabbage, Danish, domestic, and pointed, account for most commercially marketed cabbage.

Danish types: Danish types, which are grown for late fall sale,and for storage over the winter, are very compact and solid,with round or oval heads.

Domestic: Domestic types form slightly looser, round orflattened heads, with curled leaves that are more brittle than any of the Danish types.

Pointed: Pointed varieties, which are grown mainly in the Southwest for spring marketing, have small, rather conical heads and smooth leaves.

North Carolina Cabbage Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Cabbage

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling, Forced Air Cooling

Optimum Temp ºF


Freezing Temp ºF


Optimum Humidity %

98-100 %

Normal Storage Life

1-6 months

Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125