The Golden Acre cabbage variety features smaller heads, light green leaves on the outside and dark green leaves on the inside. These can be harvested within 60 – 65 days of planting. This variety is as nutritious and delicious as its regular counterpart and the primary difference lies in the size, shape, and colour of the fruit. It forms a great and healthful staple for the vegetarian diet. Cabbage, as a food source, offers many benefits. It’s rich in folate, iron, copper, selenium, vitamin C, sulphur, and antioxidants. Many people use cabbage to detoxify their systems and on skin to heal abrasive, acne or oily skin. Cabbage is eaten to treat rheumatism and gout. If you want to add nourishing vegetables to your diet, then the cabbage may be it! Grow your own kitchen garden variety of the Golden Acre cabbage with our pure, open-pollinated seeds! Shop them now.
Sowing Time: May – Dec
Sowing Distance: Plant to plant = 1”, Line to Line = 1.5”
Fruit Weight: 1 to 2 kgs
Fruit Shape: Round
Maturity: 70 – 75 days after transplanting
Grow Guide: PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
Start cabbage seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the final spring freeze.
Harden off plants over the course of a week. To ready the soil, till in aged manure or compost.
Transplant outdoors 2 to 3 weeks before the last anticipated frost date. Choose a cloudy afternoon.
Plant 12 to 24 inches apart in rows, depending on the size of head desired. The closer you plant, the smaller the heads. Mulch thickly to keep moisture and regulate soil temperature.
Practice crop rotation with cabbage every year to avoid a buildup of soil borne diseases. Although cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are closely connected, and require similar nutrients, it’s best not to plant them together.
WATERING: Keep soil moist by mulching and water 2 litres per week.
PESTS: The pests that are vulnerable to this crop are Aphids, Cabbage Root Maggots, Flea Beetles, Cutworms, Splitting.These pests may cause young sprouts to fail to grow or die back; bluish-black spot may appear on leaves and stems. Blackleg is a fungal disease which leaves sprouts girdled and rotting at soil level.
SOIL: It requires loamy soil with a pH ranging between 6.5 and 6.8
SPOT: Cabbage needs at least 6 hours of full sun.
TEMPERATURE: The optimum temperature for growing a successful cabbage crop is 15 – 18 degree Celsius.
HOW TO HARVEST
Harvest when cabbage heads reach desired size and are strong.
Cut each cabbage head at its stem with a keen knife. After harvesting, bring inside or set in shade immediately.
To get two crops from early cabbage plants, cut off the cabbage head out of the plant, allowing the outer leaves and root in the garden. The plant will grow new heads—pinch them off until only four or so smaller heads remain. When these grow to tennis-ball size, they’ll be perfect for salads.
After harvesting, remove the entire base and root system from the stain to prevent it from disease. Only compost healthy plants put down those with maggot infestation.
Cabbage can be stashed away in the refrigerator for two weeks, wrapped lightly in plastic