Cabbage Seeds

Useful gardening information

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 make Sauer Kraut
Cabbage Recipes
Coleslaw Recipes


TRN725 Katarina Hybrid
45 days. All around winner for versatility! Taste is less bitter and much sweeter than conventional varieties. Perfect smaller head size and shape can be grown successfully in containers, in-ground or raised beds or ornamental/edible border.
  10mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
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
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
TRN683 Fast Vantage Hybrid
Try this early-season, uniform cabbage perfect for sauerkraut, corned beef and coleslaw.
Fast Vantage matures quickly, resulting in 2-1/2 pound, medium, green heads up to 6 weeks earlier than other cabbage varieties. 59 days.
Available only in Treated Seed.
 112mg Package ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.95
TRN684 Huron Hybrid
High quality, long-term storage hybrid. Green in color with a large frame, medium cores, and exceptional yields. Huron has very good vigor. 110 days.
Available only in Treated Seed.
 120mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
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
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.
  105mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $1.95
SF175 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.
Available only in Treated Seed.
  100mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.75
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
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 125 seeds ) $3.95
3544 China Express
F1 Chinese Napa, mid size, barrel shape, light green, uniform, good wrapper, bolt resistant, good shipper, 62 days.
Available only in Treated Seed.
  70mg Package ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.25