Germ 7-12 days Heirloom 1892 A heat tolerant cabbage that does well in just about any climate in the US. Forms conical shaped heads, similar to Early Jersey Wakefield but larger, weighing 4-6 lbs. Stores well. 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.
We grew the Charleston Wakefield Cabbage in a hydroponic greenhouse and had exceptional results. To date, we have harvested 4 heads from one plant and 3 from 2 other plants. I've never harvested multiple complete heads of cabbage before.