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Cabbage, Early Jersey Wakefield

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This Heirloom, Non-GMO Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage dating back to 1840s is an early variety of cabbage with pointed heads that resist splitting. Plant produces flavorful head of dark green cabbage. The heads average 6 to 7 inches in diameter and weigh 2 to 3 lbs. One of the earliest and best cabbages around. Excellent for salads and coleslaws, cooking, or pickling. Very reliable with an excellent flavor.

  • Botanical Name - Brassica oleracea
  • Zone 3-9
  • Plant Height - 12-15 inches
  • Days to Maturity - 85 Days
  • Fruit Weight- 2-3 lbs.
  • Fruit Color - Deep Green
  • Treated - No
  • Germination Time - 7-14 Days 
  • Breed - Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate – 90%
  • Lifecycle – Annual
  • Sunlight - Full Sun
  • Watering – 1"-1/2" per week
  • Sow Method – Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth - 1/4 inch
  • Plant Spacing - 18 inch
  • Row Spacing - 36 inch
  • Season of Interest - Warm/Cool 


Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.

This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.

Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

There are literally hundred of varieties of cabbage. The most popular varieties in the United States are green cabbage and bok choy. As with broccoli, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and may reduce the risk of some forms of cancer including colorectal cancers. Cabbage is also high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber.