Cabbage, Early Round Dutch
This Heirloom, Non-GMO Early Round Dutch Cabbage is known for its solid head, slow to bolt and excellent flavor making it a southern favorite. Small compact plants produces solid heads of dark blue-green cabbage. The cabbage heads average 10 to 12 inches in diameter and weigh 4 to 5 lbs. Excellent flavor with dark green cup shaped leaves. This Early Round Dutch Cabbage variety has great leaves for stuffing, wrapping and filling. Does well in home gardens.
- Botanical Name - Brassica oleracea
- Zone 3-9
- Plant Height - 12-18 inches
- Days to Maturity - 85 Days
- Fruit Weight- 4-5 lbs.
- Fruit Color - Blue 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
Did you know... At the turn of the century, cabbage was thought to be food for the poor. It is now regarded as one of the most nutritional vegetables and is thought to have strong anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.
CLASSIFICATION: 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 BenefitsThere 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. Other substantial nutrients in a half cup cooked cabbage include the following.
Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup cooked green cabbage)
- Calories 16
- Dietary fiber 2.9 grams
- Carbohydrates 3.6 mg
- Vitamin C 18.2 mg