Cabbage Copenhagen Market HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cabbage Copenhagen Market HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica oleracea var. capitata

Item #0009

65-80 days. Introduced by H. Hartman & Company in 1909, this Denmark original has been a gardeners’ favorite for over a century. 6"–8" diameter and 3–4 pounds, it is compact, tightly-wrapped, and perfect for small gardens. The standard of excellence for many varieties that were developed after it! Adaptable to a range of climates. Resists splitting and stores up to 6 months!

This packet sows up to 180 ft.

Days to Emerge:
7-12 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
a group of 3 seeds every 2'

Row/Mound Spacing:
2'-3'

Thinning:
When 3" tall,
thin to 1
every 2'


When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost for a summer crop or 10 to 12 weeks before average first fall frost for a fall crop.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost for spring transplanting, or 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outdoors for fall crop. Start in biodegradable pots that go directly in the ground for minimal transplant shock. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 75°–85°F. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for a cool season harvest.

Harvesting: Harvest heads as soon as 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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