New Species of Cabbage Bred in DPRK

Pyongyang, August 25 (KCNA) — The Central Vegetable Institute of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has bred a new species of Korean cabbage which bears a head quickly even in hot summer days.

Prof. and Dr. Hwang Ki Song, a candidate academician, is the main developer of this species. According to him, 15 days after its seeds are sown in a bed, its seedlings are transplanted in plots. It takes 35-40 days for the cabbage to grow enough for harvest.

In case the cabbage is sown to be harvested in the middle of August, its output is 30 tons per hectare. And that in the middle of September and October is 40-60 and 60-80 tons respectively.

The new species is proof against a high degree of humidity. It is little different from the autumn cabbage in content of low molecule organic compounds such as vitamin C, valuable elements and sugar. It, with a small amount of cellulose, is soft and tasty.

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