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Cabbage - Danish Ballhead
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This heirloom variety dates from 1887 and is still an excellent cabbage. Makes an delicious winter green as it keeps well without splitting and lasts through winter into spring. Heads are about 7 lbs, round and blue-green. Excellent in stir-fries, cole slaw & sauerkraut.
Start seeds indoors about 8 weeks before last frost; keep at 50-70℉ for at least 5 weeks. Plant seeds 1/4” deep, and thin to about 20” apart. For fall harvests direct sow in early June.
shallow-rooted cool weather plants that like regular watering, rich soil & mulch
protect young plants from frost
mature plants withstand temp drops to about 10℉
twisting head of mature cabbage until stem cracks stops growth while keeping head crisp and fresh in ground until you are ready to harvest
companion planting aromatic herbs (lemon balm, sage, oregano, borage, hyssop, dill, rosemary) and/or high blossom flowers (tall marigold, calendula) near or among brassicas helps keep pests away; and/or make our cabbage moth decoy (details on our blog page)
cross-pollinates readily with cabbages, broccolis, brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, kohlrabis, kales, collards, and other Brassica oleracea cultivars; recommend saving seed from only one variety at a time
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 5-10
Days to Harvest: 105
Seed Source: Safe Seed PLedge
Planting Seasons: Spring and Early Summer
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Advanced
Seed Storage : About 3-5+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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