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brassica

(brăs′ĭ-kă) [L. “cabbage”]
The family of vegetables that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower.
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brassica

any member of the family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae, particularly members of the genus Brassica, e.g. cabbage, swede.
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Cole crops (i.e., broccoli and cauliflower) are important commercially in eastern Aroostook County in the northeastern portion of Maine, and are highly palatable to moose.
The cultivated field had been in annual cultivation of cole crops and strawberries since 1976.
I set my fall cole crops into space that has already born a spring crop.
In our study, preference of lower leaf surface for oviposition as well as pupation was significantly higher in cabbage as compared to other cole crops. This behavior might be attributed to host phenology and also to avoid the risk of parasitism and predation of the early instar larvae.
Crucifer flea beetles do not usually reproduce in home gardens but can severely defoliate horseradish and cole crops in the spring before canola crops emerge, and in August after they are harvested.
Two pamphlets are also being released, "Pest in Cole Crops in the Bajio" and "Natural Enemies of Crucifers Pest in the Bajio."
By 1995, the working group predicts, scientists will overcome these problems, and Bt-endowed corn, potatoes, rice, lettuce and cole crops (such as broccoli and cabbage) will emerge from laboratories for field-testing -- just before the field-tested tomato crops reach the market.
Set seedlings of cole crops, including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and kohlrabi.
Collectively, brassicas are sometimes referred to as cruciferous vegetables or cole crops, although these designations also include some plants outside of the genus.
The one control and eight test sites were randomly distributed throughout the area and were chosen based on soil characteristics, drainage systems, types of crops grown (lettuce, cole crops and strawberries), irrigation method and farming practices.
Like other cole crops, kohlrabi grows best in cool weather; early spring or in the fall.