Cabbage Seeds


Useful gardening infomation

Cabbage plants are adapted to cool weather and grow best when temperatures are between 60 and 80 degrees. Most cabbage varieties will tolerate temperatures into the low 20s. Planting dates should be planned so that harvest dates occur in cool weather.
Cabbage plants prefer loose, moist, well drained soil. Mulch will help keep soil loose and cool. Cabbage plants can be easily started from seed in transplant containers or directly in garden soil. Most garden centers sell both seeds and seedlings. When purchasing seedlings, buy plants that have at least four complete leave. Plant seedlings almost up to the first real leaves.

Cabbage family seeds should be planted in 1/2 inch of soil and should be sown about two weeks before you would plant transplants outdoors. Cabbage is a hardy vegetable that grows especially well in fertile soils. There are various shades of green available, as well as red or purple types. Head shape varies from the standard round to flattened or pointed. Most varieties have smooth leaves, but the Savoy types have crinkly textured leaves.

Cabbage is easy to grow if you select suitable varieties and practice proper culture and insect management. Always regarded as a good source of vitamins, cabbage recently has been shown to have disease-preventive properties as well.
Green cabbage is grown more often than the red or Savoy types, but red cabbage has become increasingly popular for color in salads and cooked dishes. The Savoy varieties are grown for slaw and salads. Varieties that mature later usually grow larger heads and are more suitable for making sauerkraut than the early varieties.


Sowing Instructions

Seed Depth ¼ to ½"
Soil Temp. for Germination 70° to 85°
Days to Germination 7 to 10 days
Seed Spacing 3 to 4"
Row Spacing 36"
Space After Thinning 18 - 24"

Informative articles found on the web:

How to grow Cabbage
How to make Sauer Kraut
Cabbage Recipes
Coleslaw Recipes


Seeds


4BUR11 Burpee's Earliana ( From Burpee Seed Co. )
One of the earliest maturing varieties.
One of the earliest maturing varieties. Small, deep, round, green heads up to 4-1/2" to 5" across with superb flavor, weigh in at 2lbs. or more. Ready in 60 days after setting plants in garden.
  1g. Pack $2.29
3269 Dynamo
AAS - Miniature blue-green 5-6", 2½ lbs, good wrappers, holds well, spring or fall, 70 days.
  10mg Package ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
3270 Dynasty Ruby
Ruby red 6" round, 3-5 lbs, CMS uniformity, resists fusarium, for fresh market, 65 days.
  110mg Package ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
FB112 Late Flat Dutch
Firm slightly flattened 6-7" head, 7-20 pounds, 90 days.
 750mg Package ( about 100 seeds ) $1.95
Red Acre
Red, round 3 lbs., 80 days.Note: The price of this item has been slashed to Ninety Five cents per pack! To order this and fifty other vegetable seed selections for only 95 cents per pack, please visit our GoodCentsVegetables Seed List.
Early Jersey Wakefield
Blue-green, 5" 3 lb. pointed head, early, 50 days.Note: The price of this item has been slashed to Ninety Five cents per pack! To order this and fifty other vegetable seed selections for only 95 cents per pack, please visit our GoodCentsVegetables Seed List.
FB116 Copenhagen Market
Green, 6" round, 3-4 lb, crisp, tender, solid interior, widely adaptable, good for home gardens, 68 days.
 400mg Package ( about 50-60 seeds ) $1.95
FB118 Brunswick Market
Huge uniform flat drumhead, 7 x 10", ribbed, short stems, grows well in cold areas, stores well.
 750mg Package ( about 100 seeds ) $1.95
FB119 Danish Ballhead
Blue-green 5-7 lb round, good keeper, ideal for kraut, all purpose type, 100 days.
 400mg Package ( about 50-60 seeds ) $1.95
FB120 Tropic Giant
F1, Huge 10-12 lb flat mid green head, slow bursting, heat tolerant, great taste, fresh market favorite, 80 days.
 400mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
W114 Black Palm Tree
Heirloom. This loose leafed cabbage/kale cross dates back to the early 1800’s at least. It has beautiful deep “black” green leaves that can be 24" long, the leaves are heavily savoyed, this Italian heirloom is popular in Tuscany and central Italy, for making fabulous soups and stews and is known as Black Palm, as it does resemble a palm tree. One of the most beautiful and flavorful types you can grow.
50 days.
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W160 Golden Cross
F1, compact for small spaces, 2 lbs., 40 days.
  120 Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
W161 All Seasons
Broad flat drum head, withstands hot dry weather, good winter keeper, 8-10 lbs, great for kraut, 80 days.
  75 Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
W162 Charmant
F1, early, withstands summer heat, compact for short spacing, 3-5 lb head, 60 days.
  110 Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
2026 Stein's Early Flat Dutch
Huge, 8 inch and larger heads weighing 10-12 pounds, a favored variety for kraut.
  1/2 Teaspoon Package ( 100+ seeds ) $1.95
VJ135 Baby Head Miniature Cabbage
A most unique cabbage that is the rage at specialty markets. Bears round blue-green heads of cabbage averaging 1/2 the size of normal cabbage heads. Has densely packed, solid interior with small core.
  Package of 25 seeds per pack $1.95
TRM409 Rio Verde Hybrid
Blue green F1, great mid to late season hybrid, cold tolerant, tight slightly flattened head, no splitting, 5-7 lbs, 82 days.
Well protected heads have good tolerance to cold weather and hold extremely well. Reliable variety for shipping or processing. Can be planted in the fall in southern zones for over-wintering and spring harvest. Treated seeds.
  100mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
VJ137 Red Express
An excellent red cabbage that bears 2-4 lb. heads very early ( 63 days ). Has great taste and uniform appearance. A good variety for Northern states.
  400mg package ( about 100 seeds ) $2.25
JF340 Green Cup
F1 Blue green 6-7" round, 3-4 lb, lot of disease resistance, 75 days.
  350mg Package ( about 75-80 seeds ) $2.25
JF444 Tender Gold Hybrid
Napa, mid green, white rib, gold interior, bolt resistant, can harvest as mini in 40 days, 55 days.
  350mg Package ( about 80-100 seeds ) $3.95
JF341 China Express
F1 Chinese Napa, mid size, barrel shape, light green, uniform, good wrapper, bolt resistant, good shipper, 62 days.
  70mg Package ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.25
JF342 Vantage Point
F1 Dark blue green round 7", 5½ lb, dense head, good field holder, excellent for kraut, 85 days.
  400mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25