National Geographic : 1949 Aug
NJ if © National Geographic Sociit 171 l'ainlin by VElse Ilosteliann Northern Europe Contributed These Two Members of the Cabbage Clan Brussels sprouts (left) and kohlrabi (right) are the only vegetables that originated there, with the possible exception of rutabaga (page 188). Both were developed from wild cabbage brought to Europe from the world's greatest center of origin of vegetables now grown in America-the warm lands near the Mediterranean. They date from the late Middle Ages and thus are the newest forms of cabbage. Brussels sprouts grow well in Britain and helped feed the British people during World War II. "Kohlrabi" is German for "cabbage turnip."