Golden Acre Cabbage Seed (62 days)
Golden acre cabbage produces 3-4 pound heads that are succulent, sweet and tender. Golden Acre Cabbage produces round, tight heads shaped like balls. Known for its early production and uniformity. Golden Acre is a great cabbage for coleslaw or stir fry.
1927 Henry Fields Seed Catalog says about Golden Acre Cabbage…
“It is claimed to be the earliest round headed cabbage and that it matures before Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage. The heads are firm with few outer leaves and average about four pounds.”
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Start spring seedlings 4-5 weeks before transplanting. Start fall transplants 2-3 months before first frost. Transplant out to the garden when 3” tall at least 90 days before your first frost in midsummer. When transplanting, enrich soil with a little blood and bone meal. Needs cool temperatures to head properly – will bolt in heat. Keeping soil evenly moist is a must for a healthy crop.
Set out your spring cabbage transplants early enough so that they can mature before the heat of summer, about 5 weeks before the last frost. For a longer cabbage harvest plant 2 or 3 varieties with different maturities.
Surprisingly heirloom organic cabbage will do well on heavy clay soil, although it prefers a rich heavy loam. It delights in copious amounts of composted manure mixed into the soil bed. Remember not to plant cabbage seed in the same place year to year. The soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.5 for optimum growth and to discourage clubroot disease.
Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture – not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.
(source: Sustainable Seed Company)