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Late Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds

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Brassica oleracea

Late Flat Dutch (90-104 days)

Introduced here in the US around the 1860s.

Late Flat Dutch is big cabbage, it is a good keeper and the standard late season variety.

Heads form up to 12 inches and weigh as on an average around 12 pounds, but can get as big as the 38lb monster you see in the pictures.  This cabbage filled up a contractor size wheelbarrow and it wasn't the only one in the field that size!

Highly recommended for the coastal foggy areas of the Pacific Northwest.  The monster in the picture was grown 14 miles from the coast.   Not well adapted to the South and heat.  If you have cool nights this is the cabbage for you!

Late Flat Dutch has an excellent flavor.  Keeps very well for processing. We make tons of sauerkraut out of it.  Heck one head can easily fill 28 jars!
 

heirloom seedLate Flat Dutch is mentioned in Wickson's 1913 book California Vegetables as a great variety for the state.  This what he says in general about cabbage growing in California "The cabbage can be grown everywhere in California by selecting that season of the year which furnishes the adequate moisture and moderate temperature which best suits its nature.  These requirements adapt it well to winter growth generally in California except in the frostiest places, and give the plant a longer season and a greater attainment in weight in regions of rich soils open to coast influences.  It does not resent fogs and cold winds, and thrives directly upon the coast as well as in coast valleys".

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Late Flat Dutch Cabbage is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. FL, ND,

Seed Planting Depth

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Germination Temperature

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100' Row Yield

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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 - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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