Homegrown Hillsborough
Posted November 14, 2018 | 9:44 AM

Homegrown Hillsborough: Cabbage

Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. Each month we will feature a seasonal crop, grown locally and available fresh in area groceries.

February's harvest: Cabbage 

Fun fact: Cabbage has the fewest calories and least fat of any vegetable

When is fresh local cabbage available at local groceries and farm stands?

September through February

What type of cabbage is grown commercially here?

Chinese, green, red, savoy

Where is cabbage most commonly grown in Hillsborough County?

South County

How many acres are planted in cabbage?

About five

How many pounds of cabbage are harvested?

150,000 pounds

Local insight: Hillsborough County is not a huge producer of cabbage, but the vegetable is grown elsewhere in the Tampa Bay region, including adjacent Manatee County.