CABBAGE O-S Cross Hybrid
A very large, rounded flat head cabbage, very popular in Alaska where it often wins awards for its size. Heat resistant, it is often grown as a mid to late season cabbage. 0-S stands for over-sized, it was one of the first commercially available hybrid cabbages. An all-america winner in 1951. Excellent for eating fresh in coleslaw, steamed, or stir-fried. Use for making sauerkraut or for winter storage.
Special Directions for Short Season ClimatesSOWING: Start indoors or in greenhouse in early spring. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch fine soil. For late season crop, plant early to mid summer.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Transplant seedlings indoors after first pair of true leaves have developed. Space them 4 inches apart or pot them individually in 2 1/2 inch pots. Once plants are established, harden off and transplant outdoors after severe frost danger has passed.
SPACING: Space rows 3 feet apart or more depending upon space available. Space plants 24 to 30 inches apart in the rows.
GERMINATION: 7 to 10 days at 70° F indoors. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant outdoors in a sunny location in well-drained soil where no members of the cabbage fam-ily were grown previously. Water regularly and fertilize periodically throughout the growing season. Easy to grow, flavorful and nutritious. Place wood shavings at base of plant or cover crop row with cheese-cloth or agricultural netting to protect from root maggots.