Cabbage Seeds - Early Jersey Wakefield
One of the earliest accounts of Early Jersey Wakefield states that it was first grown in the U.S. by Francis Brill in Jersey City, N.J. It was obtained from England under the same name. This cabbage was first released publicly here by The Peter Henderson Seed Company in 1868. A short-season variety particulary adapted in the South to overwintering in the field when small. Sensitive to heat and does not thrive unless planted early, or grown in regions with cool summers. The variety is suited to home garden as well as farmer market culture for early market.
1908 McKenzie Seed House says about early Jersey Wakefield ...
"First early cabbage variety. Long recognized as the best very early Cabbage. Medium in size; in shape, pyramidal, with a pointed peak. It is a reliable, certain header, and one of the most profitable to raise."
1929 Steele Briggs Seeds says about early Jersey Wakefield ...
"One of the earliest and hardest heading of the extra early cabbage sorts; most gardeners depend upon it for the bulk of their extra early cabbage crop. Heads conical, very compact and solid, of excellent quality cabbage."
1932 Burpee's Seed Company says about early Jersey Wakefield ...
"A productive cabbage variety. The heads are uniformly hard and solid. conical in form, generally pointed at the end, with but few outside leaves. The heart is solid and well blanched."
Seed Savers 1992 Garden Seed Inventory says about early Jersey Wakefield ...
"60-75 days. Conical solid tightly folded heads, 5-7 " in diameter X 10-15" tall, 2-4 lbs., yellows resistant, can be planted close, smooth dark-green thick leaves, can be overwintered, resists splitting and introduced about 1840."
- 1 g - Approximately 300 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 26,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 104,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 520,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 2,600,000 Seeds