Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) is an important vegetable of cole group, which is a rich source of vitamin A, B, C and minerals. B. oleracea is a diploid species with CC genome type and nine haploid chromosomes. Estimated genome size varies from 599-868 Mb, depending on the species. Various subspecies of B. oleracea show different morphological characteristics like enlarged terminal bud in cabbage. It covers about 4% of total area under vegetables. India comes next to China in cabbage production. It is now grown throughout the year. Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab are major cabbage-growing states. In Karnataka it is grown in all the seasons over an area of 0.0089 Mkm2 with an annual production of 0.18 Mt having an average productivity of 20.22 t/ha . Commonly grown cabbage in India is white. There are number of cabbage cultivars available in the Indian market but only few of them are tolerant to the most important bacterial disease known as Black rot of cabbage.
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