Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Heirloom Seeds
Compact size and conical heads make this
heirloom a great space-saving variety for smaller gardens.
Introduced from the Isle of Jersey in the mid-1800's
it was perfected by Peter Henderson, a truck gardener
from New Jersey who bred its current properties.
Matures in 70-80 days from seed
and is resistant to yellows disease.
To top it off this is a very delicious vegetable,
regarded by many as one of the best tasting cabbages.
The small two to three pound heads grow quickly
and will be ready for harvesting
at the beginning of summer,
making Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
a great choice for succession growing.
Approximately 100 seeds per pack.
Days To Maturity:(60-75 days)
Open pollinated Heirloom - 2-4 lb heads.
Cabbage will produce sizable heads in most soil types
as long as it's well prepared.
It can be direct seeded, but is most commonly
handled as a transplant.
Sow seeds indoors at 70F about 2 weeks before last frost date,
and grow for 3-4 weeks for spring plantings/summer harvest.
Early summer plantings will mature in cool fall weather.
Best if planted to not mature in the heat of summer,
as too much heat makes the cabbage
strong tasting or even harms the plants.
How To Harvest Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Cabbage are biennials, and don't flower and produce seed
until the second year of growth.
Wait until the seedpods are tan
or brown before collecting them.
Seeds from green, immature pods are not viable.
Place the seedpods in cloth or paper bags
and store at room temperature for one week.
This ensures that they are fully dry.
Lightly crush the seedpods while
they are still inside the bag.
Save the seeds and discard the chaff.
Store cabbage seeds away
from direct light or heat.
They will remain viable for many years.