Single Packet of 300 Seeds
The Early Round Dutch Cabbage is a variety of cabbage that grows 4-5 pound cabbage heads that are typically crinkled, with a dark blue-green color. This variety of cabbage plant is one of the oldest to be cultivated, making it an established and dependable variety for your garden.
Plant Height and Growth Habit
The Early Round Dutch Cabbage plant will grow to approximately 20 inches wide, and 12-18 inches tall.
The Early Round Dutch Cabbage yields dark blue-green cabbage heads that are slightly crinkled. After harvesting of the cabbage heads and maturation of the plant, the Early Round Dutch Cabbage will yield yellow flowers that will produce seed pods. The Early Round Dutch Cabbage is small plant that can yield a large cabbage head. The Early Round Dutch Cabbage has leaves that are cup-shaped, making it an excellent choice to use in cabbage wraps.
Cabbage Head Size and Weight
When the Early Round Dutch Cabbage is ready to harvest, it will yield a cabbage head that is approximately 7 inches wide, and will weigh approximately 4-5 pounds.
The Early Round Dutch Cabbage is generally ready for harvest approximately 75 days after planting. The cabbage heads will be ready for harvest when the head has become firm. For a more tender cabbage, harvest the cabbage heads while they are still small.
Disease and Pest Information
The Early Round Dutch Cabbage can be subject to disease and pests. One way to prevent infestations is to use a floating row cover over your cabbage plants. It is also recommended that you plant a dill plant near the Early Round Dutch Cabbage, as it may help to keep pests away.
Sowing The Seed
Cabbage is a cool season crop, which is well suited for the early Spring and early to late Autumn season. The seeds can be started indoors, or directly outdoors. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost, at a depth of 1/4” under topsoil. Transplant into the garden, or direct sow outdoors, when the weather is slightly cool to warm. Check below for spacing and growth habits.
Cabbage plants, as explained above, will thrive in cooler temperatures. It is recommended to place them in an area of full sunlight, with temperatures averaging around 60F to 65F. The plants will need a soil that is rich in organic matter, but also well drained. If your sowing area is filled with hard, compact soil, we recommend adding in a light compost mix to improve drainage. Water the plants daily to ensure that the soil is kept moist until germination has occurred.
Germination & Growth
Cabbage seeds will typically take anywhere between 7 to 14 days to sprout open. The plants themselves will take up little garden space, and can be grown in rows. Each plant can be spaced about 18 to 24 inches apart from one another, in rows that are spaced about 24 to 30 inches apart. Fertilize when new leaves form, and when the heads begin to form. Harvest your Cabbage heads in roughly 75 days.