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Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds For Planting
Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)

Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)

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Danish Ballhead Cabbage is known for its unequaled keeping qualities. Due to its tight heads, it is one of the best varieties for storage. It is a strain of the old Danish variety called Amagar which dates back to the 15th century when it was cultivated on the island of Amagar, Denmark by Dutch colonists. W. Atlee Burpee & Company introduced it in 1887. Today’s variety produces a sweet, mild flavor that is delicious when served as coleslaw, sauerkraut or the more traditional boiling method. The smaller cabbages tend to be more tender than the larger heads which range in size from 5 – 7 pounds. These medium-size heads are of a blue-green color. The plant itself is 12 – 14” tall and 24 – 28” wide. This late fall variety is ready for harvest as soon as they reach a good size and feel firm to the touch.

As with other varieties, there are several pests that can cause serious damage if uncontrolled. These include the white cabbage moth, cabbageworm, flea beetles, cutworm and aphids. To control, consider the use of row covers and cardboard collars around each plant. A hard stream of water can reduce aphids and cabbageworms can be handpicked. Good companion plants that repel pests include aromatic herbs such as thyme, sage, peppermint and rosemary as well as chamomile and dill. Other companion plants include celery, cucumbers, kale and onions. Combative plants that do not work well when planted next to Danish Ballhead Cabbage include broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, eggplants and tomatoes. Diseases to be aware of are purple blotch and clubroot. Techniques to help ensure healthy plants include watering early in the day, avoiding wet foliage and keeping on top of weeds.

This heavy producing cabbage is a good source of vitamins A , B6 and C. Store it uncut to preserve its vitamin C content.

Sowing The Seed

Cabbage is a cool seasoned 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.

Growing Conditions

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 110 days.

Front Side

Seed packets by Seed Needs are beautifully illustrated and provide a colorful depiction of the variety inside. We provide the common name, as well as the scientific name, seed quantity and a few specs about the variety to be grown.


Back Side

Each packet contains full growing instructions on the reverse side. Specifications on sowing the seed, growing conditions such as sunlight and moisture preferences and germination and growth information can be found as well. We also provide a QR to scan for easy reordering.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

Always fresh and intended for the current and following growing seasons. Seeds are packaged in water resistant / tear resistant packaging.

Heirlooms are varieties that have been purposely bred, selected and passed down from generation to generation. They are wholesome picks that will breed true to the parent seed every time.

Seed Needs never knowingly purchases treated seeds products. We also do not treat any of our seed products with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

Seed Needs promises to never knowingly purchase or supply genetically modified seed products. We take the Safe Seed Pledge!



A SEED COMPANY ON A MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

A SEED COMPANY ON A
MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

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