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Charleston Wakefield Cabbage Seeds

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Charleston Wakefield Cabbage (70-85 days)

The result of a selection from Early Jersey Wakefield made on Long Island.  Sold to the F. W. Bolgiano Seed Co. in 1880. 

Charleston Wakefield produces a larger head than other Wakefield Cabbages, with each head weighing about 4 to 6 pounds.

Charleston Wakefield has a short season at only 70 days!

This cabbage stores well and over-winters for those in the South.

Over-winters better than Copenhagen Market.

Charleston Wakefield Cabbage is recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region.  AL, FL

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1/4" 190-300 45-75 5-10 18" 24" 100 lb. Full

Planting Tips:

Start spring seedlings 4-5 weeks before transplanting.  Start fall transplants 2-3 months before first frost.  Transplant out to the garden when 3” tall at least 90 days before your first frost in midsummer.  When transplanting, enrich soil with a little blood and bone meal.  Needs cool temperatures to head properly – will bolt in heat.  Keeping soil evenly moist is a must for a healthy crop.

Set out your spring cabbage transplants early enough so that they can mature before the heat of summer, about 5 weeks before the last frost. For a longer cabbage harvest, plant 2 or 3 varieties with different maturities.

Soil:  Surprisingly, heirloom organic cabbage will do well on heavy clay soil, although it prefers a rich heavy loam.  It delights in copious amounts of composted manure mixed into the soil bed.  Remember not to plant cabbage seed in the same place year to year.  The soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.5 for optimum growth and to discourage clubroot disease.

Heirloom seeds are hardy, but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.

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