Copenhagen Market Cabbage Seeds

Heirloom

#0009
This packet sows up to 240 feet
Availability: In Stock
Introduced by H. Hartman & Company in 1909, this Denmark original has been a gardeners' favorite for over a century and is the standard of excellence for many varieties that were developed after it! Cabbage heads are 6"-8" in diameter and 3-4 pounds, tightly-wrapped, and perfect for small gardens. Adaptable to a range of climates. Resists splitting and stores up to 6 months.
$1.79 1.5 grams

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea

Days to Maturity: 65–80 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial, grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–16" tall, 24" wide

Variety Information: 6"–8" diameter, 3–4 pounds, round, medium-green to bluish-green, compact heads with white centers and tightly wrapped leaves.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date for a summer crop, or 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date for a fall crop.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date, transplanting 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. For fall crop, 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outdoors in summer. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 75°–85°F. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for a cool–season harvest.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 12 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12" – 24"

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

Harvesting: Harvest heads when they are well developed, firm, and solid when squeezed. Cut off heads at base with a sharp knife. Cabbages left in the ground beyond maturity are more subject to disease and splitting. Harvest in the morning if possible. If harvested in the heat, dunk in ice water to reduce "field heat" and increase storage time. Allow to drain before storing.

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