Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Late Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds
Brassica oleracea (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!
Late 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". Learn how to store your cabbage harvest in a trench in the ground or hung upside down by the roots in this great little book for only $3.95