Ethiopian Cabbage

Ethiopian cabbage is a brassica that works great in grazing or as part of a cover crop mix. The leaves very palatable. Its great tap root that has many branch roots and can break up hardpan. Excellent nutrient scavenging and fertility building. It is not likely to overwinter in the Midwest, but Ethiopian cabbage seed possibly may survive milder winters further south.

  • Open leaf cabbage used for cover crops and grazing.
  • Multiple deep growing tap roots reduce soil compaction, break up hardpans, and open up heavy soils.
  • Excellent nutrient scavenging and fertility building
  • Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest
  • Variety Not Stated


Ethiopian Cabbage
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Ethiopian Cabbage3-44-51-2144,000March-May, July-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Cover Crop Radish (Daikon)6-88-92-325,000Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Carwoodi Oilseed Radish6-88-92-325,000Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Dwarf Essex Rape4-77-91-2145,000March-May, July-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Purple Top Turnips3-55-61-2220,000March-May, July-Sept ¼ - ½ inchYes
Forage Kale3-44-51-2144,000March-May, July-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Pacific Gold Mustard15-2020-253-5180,000Feb-April, Aug-Sept¼ - ¾ inchYes
Yellow Mustard15-2020-253-5180,000Feb-April, Aug-Sept¼ - ¾ inchYes
Winter Camelina691-2400,000Sept - Oct¼ - ½ inchNo