These flavorful heads of cabbage can be grown
from spring to fall. A great source of vitamin
C, iron, potassium and beta-carotene. Compact
growth allows close spacing. Harvest in early
summer or plant for fall. 40 days to maturity.
|Zones: 3-9 annual|
Spacing: 24 inches between plants; 36 inches between rows
Sun/Shade: full sun
Germination: 6-10 days
Days To Maturity: 40 days from day of transplant
Fruit: 2-21/2 lb head
Comments: A cool weather crop. Set started plants outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Space 24-30 inches apart. Seeds sown indoors should be started 5-7 weeks before the date the plants are to be set out. Maintain a temperature of 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit in a sterile seed starting medium. Areas with cold winters, seeds can be directly sown into the grown in midsummer for a fall crop. In Zone 8 and warmer, sow seeds early fall for a winter crop. Fertilize prior to planting with an all purpose fertilizer and again every 4 weeks. Cultivate to keep weeds down. Harvest when heads are well formed and firm. Cabbage is hardy and will withstand considerable frost. If head begins to burst, push plant to side to sever part of the root system. Plants take up fewer nutrients and problems will be controlled. Heads can burst if weather is too hot.