Golden Acre Cabbage Seed
Our Golden Acre Cabbage seed is (62 days) open-pollinated heirloom. The best choice for those preferring an early open-pollinated cabbage that’s not a pointy-headed. A selection of the Copenhagen Market type billed as “new…the earliest of the round-headed cabbages” in the 1928 Jerome B. Rice catalog.
Grey-green heads, some with a faint reddish tint in the outer leaves, average 3–5 lb. I found them big, round and solid with white interiors. 75% of them were marketable. Tasters praised their delicate but crunchy texture, sweet and spicy flavor that developed buttery undertones after cooking. Short stems with sparse wrapper leaves and medium-sized core keep plants compact.
100+ seed per pack. 88% germination.
Cabbage Culture: Exposure to hoarfrost is good for cabbages. They double their sugar content after one month of cold. Red cabbage seedlings are often used for microgreens.
Minimum germination soil temperature 40°, optimal range 55-95°, optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 5 days at 77°.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Subtract 20 days from date of transplanting.
Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of any Brassica into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis.