Cabbage - Red Acre (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) Open Pollinated Non GMO Red Acre Heirloom Vegetable
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Cabbage - Red Acre (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) Non GMO Red Acre Heirloom Vegetable
Height 8-12 in
Red Acre Cabbage is an heirloom, open-pollinated variety. Plants produce compact heads that have a sweet and delicate flavor, and require less growing space than traditional green cabbage varieties. Leaves are colored dark red purple, and these colors will change according to the pH value of the soil, and the pigment anthocyanins.
The Red Acre cabbage is a hardy garden crop that can be grown in climate zones 3 through 9. Excellent storage characteristics. After around 100 days, the heads can be harvested.
- Full or partial sun
- Soil needs to remain moist. The Red Acre cabbage needs two inches of water each week while growing.
- If sowing indoors and transplanting outside, it"s best to harden off the plants over the course of a week. When plants are ready to be transplanted, sow them half an inch deep, with one and a half feet between the plants, in rows with two feet between them.
- The seedlings will do best in a composted soil. At around one hundred days, the heads should be firm with a diameter of about seven inches. When this stage is reached, the Red Acre cabbage can be harvested. When doing this, you will need to also remove the entire stem and root, to prevent the buildup of disease.
- Matures in approximately 100 days.
- Seed Count: 50