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.
Approximate seed count - 100
Only Available in the UK
When to sow: March – May
Spacing: 50 x 40cm
Cabbage tips: Direct sow thinly in drills 30cm 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.
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