Mammoth Red Rock Cabbage by The Living Seed Company
This heirloom cabbage was introduced in 1889. Known for its deep reddish-purple solid round head, about 8 – 10” diameter and weighing in at 6-8 lbs. Within its leathery, blue-purple sleeves, lie layers of thin tightly wrapped leaves offering a robust peppery flavor to any dish. This is an easy to grow sure cropper.
Perfect for slaws and salads
Heads weigh 6-8 pounds
95 days from transplant
60 Seeds per pack
This ancient vegetable was used throughout ancient Greece and Rome. Revered by the Grecians of early times as being sacred and commonly used medicinally by the Romans. Recognized for being exceedingly high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folic acid, potassium. This large cabbage keeps well, although flavor has a tendency to taper off with heat and is enhanced with cooler weather.
Has the capacity to be grown as a winter vegetable in warmer climates. Cabbage heads have a tendency to split if not harvested at the right time. A delicious vegetable shaved thin for sauerkraut, in salads or cooked in a stir-fry, steamed or in soup.
Instructions - Sow seed indoors ¼" deep 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Plant out just before the last frost. Take care not to disrupt the shallow root system while transplanting and weeding. Make sure cabbage has a regular supply of water. Mulching cabbage will reduce weeds and keep moderate temperatures and even moisture in the soil. Cabbage is a heavy feeder and consequently needs an even supply of nutrients.
- Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost
- Germination: 7-12 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Light: Full Sun
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