Germ 7-12 days
After nearly 170 years, still one of the best picks for a small, early cabbage. The 2-4 lb, 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
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.