Cabbage Yellows

Yellows of cabbage is a fungal wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum Please see the full article, “Fusarium Wilt“, for information on symptoms and treatment.

Species & Taxonomy

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  • Genus Species: Fusarium oxysporum

Plants Affected

 infects only plants in the cabbage family (Brassicaceae):

  • cabbage
  • mustards
  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • turnips
  • radish
  • horseradish

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

  • plant becomes dull green and looks lifeless


  • stems and leaves warp or curl
  • Lower leaves turn yellow and may die and drop off the plants




How to Positively Identify

 Cut stems show brown discoloration


No treatment, but if the weather cools off and soil temperatures drop, the plants may rebound and produce a decent harvest

See “Fusarium Wilt” for other ideas to treat & prevent

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