German: 80 million cabbages harvested in Dithmarschen

The German district Dithmarschen is seen as the ultimate cabbage district of Germany. For every resident of Germany there supposedly grows 1 cabbage, white cabbage where traditionally the main cabbage species. The region celebrates the existence of healthy vegetables anytime during the traditional cabbage days.

The two cabbage queens Rieke Sachau and Katharina Vollmer opened the 26th 'Dithmarscher Kohltage' last Tuesday in bright sunny weather. Also Robert Habeck, the Minister of Agriculture for Schleswig-Holstein, was present. Of the 600,000 tons of cabbage which is cultivated in Germany, nearly a third comes from Dithmarschen. The 220 cabbage growers from the region will grow on 2800 acres, Europe's largest contiguous cabbage cultivation, up to November around 80 million white cabbages, red cabbages and cauliflowers will be harvested. This would amount to an average harvest level. The prices are slightly higher than in 2011.

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