Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 100 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 64 days
- Days to Germination:
- 7-10 days @ 70F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun to partial shade depending on climate
- Soil Requirements:
- Well drained
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
Introduced about 1840, these small 2-3 lbs. distinctly pointed, conical shaped heads are fast growing, ready for early summer harvesting. Best cabbage for early spring planting.
Regarded by many as one of the best tasting cabbages. Compact size is ideal for raised beds. Easy to space four or five closely across the width of raised bed without overcrowding.
Cabbage was selected from a wild perennial cabbage along the coasts of England. Cabbage has evolved over time with different head shapes, colors and growth habits.
Home-grown cabbage fresh from your garden has a sweet flavor you've missed with the store bought varieties. Raw cabbage is sliced and used in salads or with mayonnaise as the familiar coleslaw. It may be cooked as an ingredient of soups, stews and stuffing's. May be best known as sauerkraut or in other cooking traditions as pickled cabbage.
In the fall pull the plants-roots and all- and hang upside-down in a cool basement or root cellar. Heads will keep at least a month longer under ideal conditions.
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I've never grown cabbage before and thought this would be a good type to try. I live in central Montana where the temperatures are all over the spectrum. We have high winds and sporadic rains. I am growing this cabbage in a raised bed with 4 other cabbage plants, broccoli, and cauliflower. I didn't get them planted until the 3rd week of June and 2 of the plants are starting to develop heads. They are very pretty just to look at. Cant wait to taste, too!
The Master Gardeners at the historic Francis Land House Heirloom Vegetable Garden in Virginia Beach, Virginia are providing feedback on the donated seeds. Our garden consists of 35 raised beds, each four feet by twenty feet. The garden receives full sun all day and is fertilized with a combination of compost and commercial organic fertilizer. Harvested in late May. Turned out exactly as described in your catalog. This cabbage is a delight and the taste as either slaw or cooked was excellent. Will be interesting to see how it does in the fall.