Cabbage - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by donsc
March 17, 1999
What is the best cabbage to grow for sauerkraut?

Answer from NGA
March 17, 1999
In my experience, any variety of traditional head cabbage will make fine sauerkraut. Originally I think it was a method devised to avaoid wasting any of the older tougher heads, and a way of safely preserving the cabbage for a longer period of time. The secret to good sauerkraut is probably in the brine as much as in the cabbage.

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