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Stonehead Hybrid Cabbage Seeds

Brassica oleracea

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Start your seeds inside 8-12 weeks before the last spring frost, planting them in rich soil 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart. Because the first crop of cabbage should mature before the heat of summer, plant your seedlings about 4 weeks before the last expected frost; set them 12-18" apart in rows 3-4' apart, burying the stems about halfway up. For a fall crop, direct sow or transplant seedlings in midsummer. For companion planting benefits, plant cabbage with aromatic herbs or potatoes; avoid planting them with tomatoes or pole beans. Herbs such as thyme, peppermint, sage, and rosemary will repel the destructive white cabbage moth.

Growing: If hard frosts come, cover the young plants. Mulch around them to regulate soil temperature, and keep the soil moisture even to prevent the cabbages from splitting.

Harvesting: Harvest the cabbages as soon as feel firm and reach a good size. Small cabbages tend to be more tender, while large cabbages from fall growth keep well over the winter. Stonehead cabbages are quite resistant to splitting, so the harvest can be put off if necessary.

Seed Saving: Because this variety of cabbage is a hybrid, the seed it produces will either be sterile or will revert to the characteristics to one of the parent seeds; reproducing this type from its own seed will not be successful.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

Type: Hybrid, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 8,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 14 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~100 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/64 Oz Mylar (0.44g) $5.40 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $8.00 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $22.40 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $64.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $256.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $960.00 Sold Out
5 Lb Mylar (2.72kg) $4,320.00 Sold Out
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $7,680.00 Sold Out
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Stonehead cabbage lives up to its name with its solid 4 to 6 pound heads! The harvest of this hybrid can be delayed, as it is resistant to splitting. Compact plants can be planted close together to save space in your garden!
Cabbage is considered one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, since historians trace it back to 4,000 BC in China. The Romans also cultivated it and praised it for its healing qualities; philosphers Pythagorus and Cato both made the lowly cabbage the subject of a book. Jacques Cartier brought the first cabbage to America in 1536. Cabbages were quite popular in colonial America, being pickled and preserved in every possible way to provide food for the winter. Stonehead received an AAS Award in 1969.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Start your seeds inside 8-12 weeks before the last spring frost, planting them in rich soil 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart. Because the first crop of cabbage should mature before the heat of summer, plant your seedlings about 4 weeks before the last expected frost; set them 12-18" apart in rows 3-4' apart, burying the stems about halfway up. For a fall crop, direct sow or transplant seedlings in midsummer. For companion planting benefits, plant cabbage with aromatic herbs or potatoes; avoid planting them with tomatoes or pole beans. Herbs such as thyme, peppermint, sage, and rosemary will repel the destructive white cabbage moth.

Growing: If hard frosts come, cover the young plants. Mulch around them to regulate soil temperature, and keep the soil moisture even to prevent the cabbages from splitting.

Harvesting: Harvest the cabbages as soon as feel firm and reach a good size. Small cabbages tend to be more tender, while large cabbages from fall growth keep well over the winter. Stonehead cabbages are quite resistant to splitting, so the harvest can be put off if necessary.

Seed Saving: Because this variety of cabbage is a hybrid, the seed it produces will either be sterile or will revert to the characteristics to one of the parent seeds; reproducing this type from its own seed will not be successful.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

Type: Hybrid, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 8,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 14 Inches

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