Multikeeper Cabbage pk/50

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SKU CB38-50
$3.75 $3.50
Availability: In Stock
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
Customer Reviews
86 days. Brassica oleracea. (F1) Plant produces excellent quality heads of cabbage. Very flavorful! The heads average 8 to 10 inches in diameter and weigh 6 to 8 lbs. Excellent for making sauerkraut. Good tolerance to tip burn & splitting. Stores well. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Disease Resistant: BR, BSP, FY, TH.

Lot No: 211067

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 01/19

Seeds Per Pound: 144,000

Plant Height: 12 to 14” tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

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.

BR - Black Rot

Scientific Name: Xanthomonas campestris

Type: Bacterium

Black Rot is a disease that affects the growth of arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radishes, rutabaga, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, and watercress. It survives in warm wet weather and affects cabbage throughout the United States. It is spread from one field to another field by water and wind. The bacteria can infect seeds and young seedlings. Young plants infected will turn yellow, drop lower leaves, and may die. Once the plant is infected there is no rescue treatment since the infection is systemic. Symptoms include the yellowing of the leaves in v-shape or wedge-shaped patches and blackening of the internal vein. Usually only a few of the outer leaves are affected. Since the disease is spread by water, anything that can be done to reduce leaf wetness will help reduce the spread of the disease. Water the plants in the morning, instead of the watering in the afternoon or night, so the leaves have time to dry before sunset. Increase space between the plants to maximize air flow and drying of the leaves. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 75-95 F and rain, heavy fogs, and dew are present. The bacteria does not spread when temperatures are below 50 F or during dry weather. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for two years. Treating the infected area with fungicides can help manage the disease. The primary source of bacteria of black rot is infested seeds and in infested transplants. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties, disease-free seeds, and disease-free transplants.

BSP - Black Speck (Pepper Spot)

Type: Physiological Disorder


Black Speck, also known as Pepper Spot, is a physiological disorder that affects cabbage, especially Chinese Napa Cabbage in the United States and Europe. The disease affects the outer leaves of the cabbage, but often can seen deep in the center of the head. Individual brown and black spots develops on the wrapper leaves, and then spread to the inner leaves. Dark lesions spots appear on the cabbage ribs. It appears as if black pepper was sprinkled on the midrib section of the leaves, hence the name "pepper spot". The cause is unknown, but high rates of fertilizers and fluctuations of temperatures have been reported to increase the susceptibility. Symptoms occur in the fields during growth and during cold storage. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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.

TH – Thrips

Type: Insect

The onion thrips is a common insect pest of onions. The insect is present throughout the United States. It is one of the most destructive insect pests in growing onions in Washington State. Besides onions, they feed on numerous vegetables including: cabbage, potato, and tomato. Thrips damage onions by puncturing the leaves and sucking up the sap. The damage causes the leaves to dry up, wither, turn brown, and eventually cause the stalk to bend and break. If thrips are feeding on cabbage, the cabbage will be blistered, scarred, and bronzed by thrips feeding on the leaves. Where many thrips had fed, discolored brownish blister-like areas will be visible. Lacewings, lady bugs, and parasite wasps may help regulate the thrips population. Insecticides have helped in controlling thrips in the past, but its rapid resistance to insecticides has been a problem. The best option is to use thrips tolerant varieties.

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