GB CULTURAL INFO:C/Matures 9-16/Harvest 2-4+/Yield 96-383/Spacing 18"/
DAYS TO MAT: 80 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 55
SOURCE CODE: C
APPROX GERM DAYS: 6-12
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4-1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring or Fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats very early in Spring for early Summer harvest, or 6+ weeks before first Fall hard frost for Winter harvest. A cabbage, does best in good soil for rapid growth, best with later fertilization. Best to keep evenly moist - use mulch. Shallow cultivate for first few weeks. Savoy varieties are extra cold hardy.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea var. capitata
DESCRIPTION: Savoy cabbages are the most cold-hardy of all, and many consider their very thin, ruffled and blistered leaves to be more delicate in flavor than ordinary cabbage. Large, medium green heads average 4-6 lbs, and are perfect for stuffing, braising and soups as well as winter salad and slaw. Takes lots of frost and snow; not as tolerant of extreme wet as others. Protect from slugs in wet weather - patrol often, use bait or edge beds with copper.