Cabbage Seeds

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Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. Danish Ballhead produces outstanding quality and uniform, tender, fine-grained heads – all the reasons why this is such a popular variety. Medium to large heads grow to 20 cm (8″) in diameter and weigh on average 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs). This long storing variety is excellent for kraut, cooking and slaw production. Introduced in the late 1880’s.

Golden Acre Cabbage Seeds  Heirloom Vegetable. An early Copenhagen type producing solid, round heads on small compact plants. This is the earliest maturing cabbage we offer.  Heads weigh about 2 kg (4.4 lbs) and grow to about 15-17 cm (6-6.5″) in diameter. Tolerates closer spacing than many cabbages, possesses superb bolting resistance and is an excellent choice for poorer soils. Yellows resistant. While it has no doubt been grown in North America longer, catalogues talked about this variety as early as 1927.

Late Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. First introduced to gardeners sometime around 1850, this beautiful looking, late maturing cabbage produces a large head that tends to be somewhat flatter than other varieties. The head can grow up to 30 cm (12″) across and weigh in at a stunning 5.4 kg (12 lbs)! This is an excellent cabbage for winter storage.

Michihli Cabbage Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. Dark green exterior leaves hide a solid interior of beautifully blanched spicy tasting leaves that are tender and crisp. Heads have a pronounced taper towards the tip and average 45 cm (18″) high and 10 cm (4″) in diameter. Very large, spicy leaves are produced prior to heading-up. Best grown late summer into fall. Optimum Growing Conditions are cool days 12 – 21 C (55-70°F) with cool to cold nights 4 – 10 C (40-50°F).

Pak Choi Cabbage Seeds A rapidly maturing variety with heavy, uniform, celery-like stalks that are very tender and crisp. An excellent variety for use in salads and stir-fries.

Red Express Cabbage Seeds 1332 A quick growing, small to medium-sized cabbage. Eye-catching dark purple-red, tightly packed heads mature to approximately 12 cm (5″) in diameter with an average weight of 1-1.8 kg (2-4 lb). An excellent choice for smaller gardens.

Toy Choi Cabbage Seeds 1350. Small 15 cm (6″) stocks with white petioles that contrast sharply with succulent dark green leaves. A mini-Pak Choi.

Mei Qing Choi Brassica rapa chinensis. Pronounced "may-ching-choi." This hybrid Shanghai pac choi is tender, sweet, and crunchy. Short, compact plants are slow to bolt, but also cold-tolerant, for surprisingly long harvest periods. Mei Qing Choi pac choi seeds grow uniformly, with pale green petioles, and lovely, rounded, flat leaves. Perfect for early spring to late fall, and will overwinter with some protection. The secret to success with pac choi is to monitor your crop closely, because the plants can "bolt." This means that at a certain point in its growth season, the plant will send up a flower stock in order for pollination and seed production. This process is incredibly fast with pac choi plants, and can take only two days. Once the flowering process begins, the leaves lose much of their appealing taste and texture. It's best to sow numerous short rows of pac choi at two week intervals, so the whole crop does not mature all at once. Matures in 40 days. (Hybrid seeds)

Yu Tsai Sum Brassica rapa var. chinensis. Yu Tsai Sum is a type of choi sum. This summer crop is also known as Yu Choi. Grown for tender flower bud stalks (yellow flowers) and glossy, bright green leaves, it is mild and sweet when cooked briefly. Stems will be 0.5-1cm (.25") thick if grown and watered well. This variety was tops in our trials for both taste and texture. For large plants, sow in rows 30-45cm (12-18") apart. Cut the flower bud stalk with a few leaves - new shoots will grow from a leaf axil. Plant Yu Tsai Sum seeds in early summer, up to 6 weeks before frost. Early spring plantings may bolt. Matures in 40-60 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Jade Spring Brassica rapa var. chinensis. Jade Spring choi sum seeds produce a short season, fast-growing hybrid variety of Yu Tsai Sum (or Choi Sum) that produces raw stems with the texture of lightly steamed asparagus, with a sweet, mild taste. Stems will be 5mm - 1cm thick if grown and watered well. Early spring plantings may bolt. The incredible flavour will have you eating it raw, straight out of the garden, before it can be cut for stir-fries, salads, or soups. The plants in our trials have been consistently uniform and show few signs of damage from pests or disease. Matures in 35-45 days. (Hybrid seeds)

How to Grow

300 seed/gram. Sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix 5 weeks before last frost date. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4″) deep and keep at 20 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period. Grow on at a slightly cooler temperature then harden off and plant outside in late May. Space plants 45 cm (18″) apart in rows with the rows 75 cm (30″) apart.