Organic Cabbage: “Red Acre” (75 days)
500 mg ~110 seeds
Organic Cabbage: “Red Acre”(500 mg ~110 seeds) Description:
Our Organic Heirloom “Red Acre” Cabbage is the best early open pollinated Red Cabbage variety available. It produces antioxidant-rich reddish-purple, globe shaped heads up to 7 inches in diameter weighing approximately 3 pounds. Delicious raw in salads, coleslaw and sauerkraut. It is resistant to cabbage yellowing and is suited for small gardens because of its compact nature. This cabbage stores better than most early cabbage varieties and the heads will hold up for a long period in the garden before splitting.
All of Our Seeds are 100% Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated and USDA Certified Organic Seeds.
Seed Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seeds Per Gram: 190-300
Germination Temperature: 45-75
Days to Germination: 5-10
Row Spacing: 18″
Plant Spacing: 24″
Sun: 100 lb.
Planting Tips for Heirloom Cabbage:
Start spring seedlings early indoors 4-5 weeks before transplanting so that they can mature before the heat of summer. Start fall transplants 2-3 months before first frost. Transplant when 3” tall at least 90 days before your first frost. When transplanting, enrich your soil with a little blood and bone meal. Needs cool temperatures to head properly – will bolt in heat. Keeping soil evenly moist is a must for healthy crops. For a longer cabbage harvest plant 2 or 3 varieties with different maturities.
Heirloom cabbage will do well on heavy clay soil, although it prefers a rich heavy loam. Heavily mix composted manure into the soil bed during soil preparation. Rotate cabbage locations in your garden year to year. The soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.5 for optimum growth and to discourage clubroot disease.