Growing Red Acre Cabbage Seeds
- Latin Name: brassica oleracea var. capitata
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 100 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: ¼- ½"
- Plant Spacing:1-2"
- Row Spacing:2'
- Growth Habit:Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, composted soil
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full to Partial Sun
- Resistances: Drought None
- Flavor: Sweet
Seeds Per Package:
- 4 g - Approximately 950 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,800 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 544,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 2,720,000 Seeds
The Red Acre cabbage will need full or partial sun, and the soil will need to remain moist. The Red Acre cabbage needs two inches of water each week while growing. If sowing indoors and transplanting outside, it’s best to harden off the plants over the course of a week. When the Red Acre cabbage plants are ready to be transplanted, sow them half an inch deep, with one and a half feet between the plants, in rows with two feet between them. The seedlings will do best in a composted soil. At around one hundred days, the heads should be firm with a diameter of about seven inches. When this stage is reached, the Red Acre cabbage can be harvested. When doing this, you will need to also remove the entire stem and root, to prevent the buildup of disease.
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