Early Jersey Wakefield
An old time market favorite! Heirloom Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) yields large, 2-3 pound heads that are popular for their crisp texture and exceptional flavor. First sold commercially by Peter Henderson in the late 1860s, this variety is ready for harvest in 70 days. Here are our best tips on Growing Cabbage, too!
Each packet contains approximately 300 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors and transplant into the garden when two sets of true leaves develop. Plants are extremely hardy and can be grown among the earliest of cool-season crops. Allow approximately 15 inches between plants and 24 inches between rows.
Depending on variety, transplants should be ready to harvest in 6-8 weeks. Cut the stalk at the base of the head and compost the outer leaves. Some varieties will produce secondary heads when the main head is cut from the stem. Wash carefully and refrigerate for up to two weeks, if necessary.