EPPO Global Database

Brassica oleracea(BRSOX)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BRSOX
  • Preferred name: Brassica oleracea
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Native to maritime cliffs of western Europe (Britain to Italy). Introduced in other European countries. This is the type variety. Other varieties, obtained in cultivation, exist in many different forms, both as a vegetable and as an ornamental. The names in the present entry refer only to the wild plant, or to the entire set of cultivated plants derived from it.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Brassica oleracea var. oleracea Linnaeus
Brassica sylvestris (Linnaeus) Miller

Common names
Name Language
cabbage English
wild cabbage English
Kohl German
Wildkohl German
chou French
chou des falaises French
chou potager French
chou sauvage French
berza silvestre Spanish
col Spanish
cavolo Italian
cavolo comune Italian
kool Dutch
berça Portuguese
couve Portuguese
couve-galega Portuguese
kål Swedish
капуста Russian
капуста огородная Russian
have-kål Danish
dyrka kål Norwegian
kaali Finnish
lahana Turkish
kapusta ogrodowa Polish
kapusta warzywna Polish
vadkáposzta Hungarian
lakër Albanian
aza Basque
azantxu Basque
azaxo Basque
berza Basque
градниско зеле Bulgarian
col Catalan
col vera Catalan
yě gān lán Chinese
野甘蓝 Chinese
vrtna vrzina Croatian
brukev zelná Czech
βρασσική λαχανώδης Greek
garðakál Icelandic
cabáiste fiáin Irish
양배추 Korean
yang bae chu Korean
cau Occitan
caulet Occitan
раштан Serbian
kapusta obyčajná Slovak
broskva Slovene
kapus Slovene
капуста городня Ukrainian
bresych gwyllt Welsh