Cabbage (bandhakopi) a popular winter vegetable, Brassica oleracea var. capittata, of the Cruciferae family; a native of Europe. Cabbage is rich in vitamin A, B, C and calcium. Seedlings of 25-30 days are usually transplanted in October-November; average yield is 60-70 m ton/ha.
In Bangladesh this vegetable is grown in about 9,688 ha; the total production of cabbage comes approximately at 90,795 m ton. Recently, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute has released two varieties, locally known as Provati and Agradoot. Cabbage is consumed as fresh and cooked vegetable food normally by urban people. Its supply also comes predominantly from the surroundings of the urban centres. [SM Monowar Hossain]