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Lot No: 70129.092
Test Date: 09/16
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.
Requires fertile soil. Apply much and grass clippings, or
straw around base of plant.
Maintain consistent moisture to prevent heads from cracking. Water on the
sides of the plant and avoid wetting any part of the plant.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when
transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro twice a month.
heads with sharp knife at ground level.
by Martin 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
by Anonymous 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.
by John 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.
by Anonymous on March 13, 2010
This is a great cabbage a 30 pound head was the smallest one the lot
by Anonymous 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.