- 76 days
- Package contains 4 grams, approximately 1,000 Red Acre Cabbage Seeds.
- Germination: 6 to 10 days at 50 to 60 F.
- Plant seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep with 12 to 18 inches between plants and 24 to 36 inches between rows. Plants do best when started indoors and keep soil moderately moist during germination. Once plants are established, harden off and transplant outdoors after severe frost danger has passed.
This beautiful cabbage is reddish-purple and grows heads that reach about 6 inches in diameter and about 3 pounds. Red Acre Cabbage adds a splash of color to salads and coleslaw. This variety stores well and is compact, which makes it ideal for smaller gardens.
Cabbage is a hardy and easy to grow plant. It contains vitamin c as well as all kinds of other nutrients, making it both delicious and nutritious. Cabbage heads are usually smooth and green, although some varieties sport other colors (like purple and red) and different textures. Cabbage is a cool-weather plant, and is good for spring and fall planting.
Planting, Growing, and Harvesting:
Plant cabbage in fertile, well-drained soil. This plant does best with a soil pH around 6.0-7.0. Be sure the soil stays moist for best results. You can direct-sow cabbage seeds as soon as the soil is workable in the spring.
After the cabbage heads form, they are ready to be harvested. You will want to make sure you harvest the heads before they split, which can occur sometimes if the plant takes in too much moisture after the heads have solidified. To harvest, cut the heads from the plant with a sharp knife.
Recipes/How to Use:
Cabbage is a great addition to stir fries, salads, and soups. It is well-known as the main ingredient in coleslaw and sauerkraut, and also works well as a wrap in some recipes.
5 large carrots, sliced
2 large potatoes, sliced
1 large onion, chopped small
1 head cabbage, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
8 C. broth of your choice (vegetable, chicken, beef)
1 T. olive oil
1 C. ham, cut into small cubes
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
DIRECTIONS: Put all ingredients together in a large pot and simmer (medium/high heat) for 25-30 minutes. Add any salt and pepper if needed. Makes about 8 servings.