Cabbage Seeds

Growing suggestions for cabbage seeds

Direct sow cabbage seeds thinly in drills 50cm apart or sow in modules and transplant to final position. Plant the seedlings up to their first true leaves, be sure to firm them in well as they do not like loose soil. Protect from cabbage white butterflies and cabbage root fly with fleece or mesh.

* Varieties suitable for spring cropping can be sown in August and planted at 30cm in-row spacing *

Growing Calendars

Spring cabbage

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Summer cabbage

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Winter cabbage

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Crop facts

The Brassica oleraceae plant is native to the Mediterranean and in wild form looks somewhat similar to a leafy canola plant. Through simple selection by farmers growing the plant over seven thousand years, six very different vegetables were developed; including kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussel sprouts. They are all the same species: Brassica oleraceae.

Today China is the largest producer of cabbage, followed by India and Russia, which is the biggest consumer of cabbage as well.

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  • Cabbage – Derby Day (Organic)

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    Cabbage – Derby Day (Organic)

    Early summer cabbage that quickly forms large round heads. This is our favourite summer cabbage. An excellent variety for cropping as early as June. It is more resistant to splitting and bolting than some other fast-growing varieties. It has a dense interior of mild flavour that is ideal for steaming, boiling or in used in a coleslaw.

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  • Cabbage - Langedijk Red Late

    Cabbage – Langedijk Red (Organic)

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    Cabbage – Langedijk Red (Organic)

    Forms dense heads of a good size which stand well in the field and also do well in storage. This improved variety is particularly suited for storage and has good taste. It also makes a very fine sauerkraut, turning bright pink during the fermentation with the addition of salt. Red cabbage can be used as a litmus test for acidity turning blue in more alkaline conditions.
    Guest description by our friend Dan from Chagfood CSA!
    (Approximate seed count – 100)

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  • Cabbage - Rodynda

    Cabbage – Rodynda (Organic)

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    Cabbage – Rodynda (Organic)

    Red autumn and winter cabbage with a dense head and medium-good storage qualities. Rodynda is a variety bred specifically for organic conditions. It is vigourous and short-stemmed and forms dense, elliptical heads. It has strong outer leaves and solid root growth. The particularly sweet and aromatic flavour makes it perfect for a coleslaw and it performs brilliantly in a classic braised red cabbage dish cooked with apples and onions.
    (Approximate seed count – 100)

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  • Cabbage – Kalibos (Organic)

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    Cabbage – Kalibos (Organic)

    A heritage variety from Eastern Europe producing pink/purple pointed heads of roughly 2kg. This beautiful variety is a traditional rare variety from Eastern Europe. It is deliciously sweet and is perfectly suited to shredding into salads and fermenting into saurkraut.
    (Approximate seed count – 100)

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  • Cabbage, Winter – Verza Moretta (Organic)

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    Cabbage, Winter – Verza Moretta (Organic)

    Fantastic traditional ‘Veronese’ purple Savoy cabbage with bright green centre. This striking variety has been cultivated in the countryside around the Adige river in Italy since the nineteenth century and is on the official list of traditional rare varieties.

    It has purple and green outer leaves and bright green-yellow centres. Forms a compact head with a sweet flavour, perfectly suited to salads, soups, and risottos. (Approximate seed count – 50)

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