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OPTIKO CABBAGE (F1 hybrid 75 days)

Germ 7-12 days
This compact, barrel shaped Chinese Cabbage held the longest in the field and retained its flavor better than others we trialed. It was the first to begin heading, though its zesty, mustardy flavor didn’t develop until the heads were large and firm. Uniformity in size and growth was remarkable as was its ability to stand in the heat of summer. Well suited for succession planting. 50 seeds

PLANTING:

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.
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