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Alcosa Cabbage (F1 Hybrid, 72 Days)

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We think this is the best choice in a savoy cabbage for home gardeners because the head is relatively small. 2-4 lb. heads are blue-green on the outside with tightly packed, crinkly, yellowish leaves on the inside. As with all of our hybrid cabbage, Alcosa doesn’t mind being planted close to its neighbors. Fine flavor which improves with cooler weather.

30 seeds 

PLANTING

Brassica oleracea

Germination: 7-12 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost or 4-6. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant a week or two before last frost. Sow in late spring to transplant out for fall crops. 

Sowing Outdoors: In spring when soil temperature reaches at least 60ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds every 15-18” apart for small headed varieties, 24-36” for large headed varieties. Thin to the strongest seedling per space. Sow in early summer for fall crops. Germination is slower at lower soil temperatures.

How much does a packet plant: 15-20 foot single row

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 storage varieties will hold longer.

Tips: A heavy feeder. Needs to grow in fertile soil, rich in organic matter. Amend with compost if soil is not fertile. Provide adequate, even moisture for the optimum growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.

 

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    JR
    10/12/2018
    Joanne R.
    United States

    Alcosa Cabbage

    I have been growing this cabbage for as long as you have offered it in your catalog. Love the size and flavor. Here in California, it is out winter crop so we are just planting our seedlings now. It is also beautiful growing in the garden.

    MW
    04/27/2018
    michael w.
    United States

    alcosa cabage

    Grows well. Good color,flavor and a perfect size.

    MM
    05/23/2017
    Melissa McCaskill

    I love this cabbage!

    This is a compact, never fail cabbage. The small size is perfect, with no waste for a couple. Savoy cabbages are more flavorful and delicious than smooth cabbages. You won't be sorry if you buy this cabbage! I like to use **** Raymond's trick of harvesting one of the heads small and leaving the base to grow mini heads at the leaf junctions. Double the pleasure.