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Early Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds For Planting
Early Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)Early Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)Early Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)

Early Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)

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Early Flat Dutch Cabbage is known for its excellent, savory taste and is a popular choice for home sauerkraut chefs and is rich in vitamin C. They are a large variety, with heads commonly reaching up to 8 inches and weighing close to 10 pounds. Early Flat Dutch has a flattened oval shape, for which it is named, and grows earlier in the season than their Late Flat Dutch counterpart. They have a large central head and few external leaves. It is a staple food for many gardeners and stores well if not exposed to frost.

Plant Height and Habit 

  • Large spreading: this plant needs ample room to grow due to it's wide leaf structure
  • Short stem: this plant has a shallow root system and short stem

Harvest Information

  • Germination takes approximately 7-14 days
  • Maturity is reached at about 100 days
  • This plant is one of the best for long-term storage and can keep for an average of two weeks if stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. 

Like most varieties of cabbage, Early Flat Dutch should be harvested when the heads are firm and solid, and immediately after cracking or splitting. 

Common Pests and Diseases

While generally a hardy variety, Early Flat Dutch Cabbage can sometimes be afflicted by aphids and cabbage root maggots. Because of their shallow root system, they can also experience root rot that can be prevented with proper drainage techniques.

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 100 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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