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Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage (Heirloom, 60-75 Days)

Heirloom 1840. After nearly 170 years, still one of the best picks for a small, early cabbage. The 2 to 4 pounds, pale green, pointed heads have a delicious flavor, few outer leaves and can be planted close together. Resists yellows and splitting. According to the 1930 DM Ferry catalog, “this most excellent variety is the earliest and surest heading”.

100 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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    JL
    09/02/2021
    John L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Very Satisfied

    Started Excalibur and Danish ballhead for fall planting. I have had 100 percent germination with the Danish and 90 percent with Excalbur. Very satisfied.

    G
    05/01/2018
    GF
    San Diego, CA
    Give this a try!!!!

    I have grown this variety for years. Exceptional flavor in a compact size - just the right amount and early maturity is a plus for warmer climates. You should grow this one!