Forage Cabbage

  • Scientific name: Brassica carinata
  • Add diversity to cover crop blends
  • Excellent for grazing
  • Works very well with brassicas in mixtures
  • Deep tap root
  • Capable of breaking up hardpan

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.



Forage Cabbage (Brassica carinata) is used in a variety of cover crop situations to maintain soil moisture, provide cover, promote soil health and provide grazing. Forage Cabbage provides a spectrum of alkaloids and works very well with other brassicas in mixtures.

Forage Cabbage has a deep tap root that is capable of breaking up hardpans.

*** Click on the “Quick Plant Facts” tab above for more information or visit: USDA Cover Crop Info

*** For more cover crop options, click here: GBS Cover Crops

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Many plants have more than one common and scientific name. We've listed a few of them below.

  • Forage Cabbage
  • Brassica carinata

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