Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)

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SKU:
V1257
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
64 days
Days to Germination:
7-10 days @ 70F
Plant Spacing:
24-36"
Light Preference:
Full sun to partial shade depending on climate
Soil Requirements:
Well drained
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)
  • Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)
  • Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)
  • Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)
$3.15

Description

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. 

History

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. 

Uses

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.

Growing Tip

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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2 Reviews

  • 5
    A pretty plant

    Posted by Brenda Wigen, MT on Jul 9th 2017

    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!

  • 5
    Excellent

    Posted by VA on Jul 9th 2017

    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.

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