Cabbage Savoy Perfection
Delicious savoyed leaves that are sweet, mild and crinkled in texture. Plants are hardy and easy to grow. When grown as a late cabbage, its flavor even improves after subject to light frost. Enjoy raw in coleslaw or as a low carb wrap. It can also be steamed, stir fried or preserved in sauerkraut. Approximately 90 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season ClimatesSOWING: Start indoors or in greenhouse in early spring. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch fine soil. Sow late crops in mid to late summer.
THINNING & 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 2 to 3 feet apart depending on space available. Space plants 18 to 24 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 family were grown the year before. Water regularly and fertilize periodically throughout the growing season. Easy to grow, flavorful and nutritious. Place wood shavings at base of plant or cover row with cheese-cloth or agricultural netting to protect from root maggots.