Germ 7-12 days
One of the earliest open pollinated red cabbages available, bred especially for northern climates. Uniform, dense heads are a lovely purple color, medium sized, 2-4 lbs. and have a crunchy texture, perfect for garden fresh colesaw. Can be planted close together in a compact space. 30 seeds
Indoors- 4-6 weeks before last frost and 1/4” deep with soil temperature at 65-75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out just before last frost.
Outdoors – Early spring until mid summer for fall crops. Plant 1/2” deep, 12-15” apart for small headed varieties and 20-30” for large headed varieties
Harvest- If the heads feel solid by pushing on them lightly they are ready to harvest. Harvest as soon as possible for early varieties to prevent splitting. Later maturing varieties will hold longer.
Tips- Mulch, provide fertilizer, and adequate moisture for optimum growth.