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Megaton Cabbage pk/25

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SKU CB39-25
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Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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90 days. Brassica oleracea. (F1) Plant produces giant heads of green cabbage. The heads average 12 to 16 inches in diameter and weigh 15 to 22 lbs. Even when large, the heads hold without cracking and the solid white interior retains its mild, sweet flavor. The photo shows how large Megaton will grow. Impress you neighbors and grow a giant cabbage. Excellent choice for home gardens. Disease Resistance. FY.

Lot No: 70129.092

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 144,000

Plant Height: 18 to 24” tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow



Cabbage
Brassica oleracea

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"70 F to 85 F 7 to 10 daysPartial Shade / Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 3 to 4"36"18 - 24"55 - 85 days
Cabbage Seed Planting Information:

Cabbage grows best when daytime temperatures are under 80 F. High fertility, improper water conditions, and heat can cause loose, puffy heads. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked, 3 to 5 weeks before last frost, and fall planting done around June or July. Plants can grow 6 to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Maintain consistent moisture to prevent heads from cracking. Water on the sides of the plant and avoid wetting any part of the plant.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro twice a month.

Harvest Tips:

Cut heads with sharp knife at ground level.


FY - Fusarium Yellows

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Yellows is a soil borne disease that affects the growth of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radishes, rutabaga, turnips, and watercress. It is a warm weather disease affecting cabbage throughout the United States. Cabbage and radish crops can be completely destroyed when the soil is infected with the disease. Symptoms include the curling of the leaves and the leaves turning a dull green to a yellowish-green color within a month after transplanting into the field. Young plants may be stunted, turn yellow, and die rapidly in warm weather. The leaves will turn yellow, then brown, wither, and eventually drop off the plant. The infected plants usually die within 2 weeks, other may die slowly. The surviving infected plants will have poor heads of cabbages that are non-desirable. The disease is sometimes confused with black rot, where the leaf veins turn black, rather than turning brown. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 80-85 F. Since the disease can survive in the soil for a long time, crop rotation, fungicide treatment, and destruction of crops, will have little impact once the soil is infected. The only option is to use disease resistant varieties.

Customer Reviews

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by on January 23, 2009

The Megaton Cabbage is my favorite cabbage to grow for size. All 10 of mine averaged 28 pound heads the last 2 years.I have never had one split yet. Give them plenty of room 6 foot a part and I like them in raised beds. The plants can get almost 5 foot across. Marty Schnicker from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

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by on January 15, 2011

These things are almost too big. They get huge and unless you are making slaw for an army or serving cabbage to a crowd you have to just use a portion of one head for a family. The taste is good especially if eaten before full size is achieved. They take a long time to get to their full size and need a lot of room. My plants were about 4 feet across and smothered anything else planted too close to them.

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by on January 10, 2010

The Megaton cabbage is Number #1 for exhibition and flavour. I won 1st Prize at large show with a 34 pounder. Grows well in Scotland.

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by on March 13, 2010

This is a great cabbage a 30 pound head was the smallest one the lot

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by on March 15, 2015

I grew these last year and have ordered seed for this year. They are the best tasting, even the 30 pound ones I got. They are excellent for making sauerkraut, 2 heads fill a 3 gallon crock.

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