Cabbage – Red Express

$3.48

Extra-early, nice-looking, compact plants with solid, round, 1-2 kg (2-4 lb) heads with good flavour. More compact than most varieties, which allows for closer planting. Relatively split tolerant. Recommended for northern areas.

Price is for seed packets. Plants are available at store.

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8 in stock

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Description

Botanical name
Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra

Family
Brassicaceae

Spacing
Plant a group of 4 seeds every square foot. When 5 cm (2″) tall, thin to 30-38 cm (12-15″) apart in all directions for raised beds.

Depth
Plant seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep.

Requirements
Best in full sun, but cool, moist conditions. pH around 6.5-7.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 7-10 days.

Pests
No tolerance to fusarium. Flea beetles, cutworms, cabbage root maggot, cabbage worms and cabbage aphids

Timing
Sow indoors four to five weeks before planting outside.

Growing
Water early in the day so plant parts above the ground dry as quickly as possible. Control weeds to help keep the pests away.

Harvest
63 days

Season
Cool, annual