Cabbage

 

All types should be sown 1cm (1/2") deep in the seed bed with rows 15cm (6") apart. Firm ground high pH and good humus levels are all important in achieving a good crop. Cabbages suffer from a number of foliar pests.

Spring Cabbage

Sow mid-July to August and transplant September to October in 30cm rows leaving 15 - 30cm between the plants. Remove every other plant as "spring greens", early in the spring, leaving the remainder to heart up.

APRIL
Compact plants with small, firm hearts, very popular.

DURHAM EARLY
High quality solid hearts ready in early spring.

OFFENHAM 2 FLOWER OF SPRING
Larger type often used for spring greens, later hearting.

PYRAMID F1 Hybrid
Dark green winter hardy variety, suitable for all-year-round greens and hearted cabbage production.

SPRING HERO F1 Hybrid
Only autumn sowing, spring heading ballhead. Superb quality firm heads.

WHEELER’S IMPERIAL
Very popular. Firm dark pointed hearts with few outside leaves.

Summer / Autumn Cabbage

HISPI F1 Hybrid
An F1 Hybrid pointed cabbage of greyhound type. Highly recommended. Can be sown in cold frame in autumn for planting out for early use. Otherwise spring sowing, summer cutting.

DUNCAN F1 Hybrid
Dark green pointed cabbage. Very uniform. Can be autumn sown for spring production.

GREYHOUND
Summer cutting. Pointed variety, stands longer than Hispi without splitting.

WINNINGSTADT
Autumn cutting pointed variety. Favoured for its firm hearts of good flavour.

DERBY DAY
Good for successional sowings from February under glass to May. Very resistant to bolting. Ballhead.

GOLDEN ACRE
Summer/autumn cutting. A popular ball headed variety.

MINICOLE F1 Hybrid
Summer/autumn cutting. Compact slightly oval heads, ideal for smaller gardens. Stands well.

STONEHEAD F1 Hybrid
Late summer/autumn cutting. Firm hearts, which stand well. Can be planted close without detriment to the crop.

ROBINSONS CHAMPION GIANT
A giant round cabbage, which matures during the autumn. Has an excellent full flavour. This variety reaches amazing proportions and remains tasty and tender.

SHERWOOD F1 Hybrid
A fantastic, attractive, ball head type. Sweet tasting and stands well. Matures late summer through to the end of October.

Red Cabbage

RED DRUMHEAD
Deep red with solid hearts, ideal for pickling.

HUZARO F1 Hybrid
Very uniform, solid dark red heads on neat plants with few outside leaves. Stores extremely well. Suitable for close planting.

 

Winter & Savoy Cabbage
Sow second half of April to end of May, plant out July, in rows at least 60cm apart.

Winter Cabbage

CELTIC F1 Hybrid
Spring sowing, winter cutting. Stands well, very hardy. One of the best winter cabbages.

CHRISTMAS DRUMHEAD
Large round heads, blue-green in colour, can be harvested from October until the end of the year.

JANUARY KING 3
This very hardy Drumhead type tinged with red, matures from December. Stands well.

ROBIN F1 Hybrid
January King hybrid which stands well and will crop until the end of March. Very high yield.

TUNDRA F1 Hybrid
Very widely grown Cabbage. Excellent quality, light green heads with reasonable frost resistance.

Savoy Cabbage

EXCELVOY F1 Hybrid
An early winter savoy for cutting from November onwards.

ORMSKIRK
True Savoy type with dark green, crimpled foliage. Extra late strain, which stands well and has good frost resistance. Will cut from November into April and has a good flavour.

SUPERVOY F1 Hybrid
An excellent late winter savoy for cutting through to March. Very winter hardy, with very good disease tolerance.

WINTER KING
A late maturing, round, large dark green savoy.