Brassica oleracea, Headed - Spring & Autumn Sown Cabbage - Circa 1860's - This hardy all-around headed heirloom from the 1860s stores well & is remarkably sweet with a deep purple-red colour. Tasty eaten raw but renowned for cooking & pickling, (It holds colour well even when pickled). Widely adapted to a range of climates, Spring & Autumn sown. Ball-headed Type (a small, round-headed type with dark red leaves), Seed Count Approx - 300 avg
SOWING - Sow in a seedbed or indoors 12mm deep, 15cm apart into moist well-drained soil. Germination takes 1 to 2 wks. Once germinated grow in cooler conditions. In Late Spring (June, July), once large enough to handle, move to the final position with 30cm spacing., Harvest Autumn Can be Sown Autumn under Winter Protection for early spring harvest.