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- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Cabbage
- Variety: Golden Acre
- Family: Brassica
- Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Growing Difficulty: 4
- Soil PH: 6.0 to 7.5
- Fertilizer Requirements: Nitrogen
- Soil Type: Rich, Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 7 to 12
- Soil Temp for Germination: 65-85°F
- Lighting Conditions: Full Sun
- Days to Maturity: 60 – 65
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Distance Apart (in row): 18"
- Row Spacing: 18-36"
PLANT IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL IS AT LEAST 40°F
6-8 WEEKS BEFORE DANGER OF LAST FROST
Golden Acre Cabbage prefers rich loose soil. You can sow the seeds directly in your garden when the soil temperatures are above 40°F, or sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost for an earlier season crop.
Golden Acre Cabbage is just like your common grocery store variety of cabbage. However, most grocery store varieties are not heirloom. This cabbage variety makes it an excellent choice for slaw and stir fry type recipes, as well as many other cuisines.
Golden Acre Cabbage can be harvested at any time, but most gardeners wait until the heads are 3-5lbs and solid. Harvest cabbage quickly as soon as it is ready, otherwise the heads can crack or split and invite unwanted pests.
Cabbage, and anything else in the cabbage family (Brussels Sprouts) is Biennial. This means, you will have to wait until next spring to harvest your seeds.
Grow your cabbage varieties in separate growing seasons, otherwise you may wind up with a mutant.
Set aside a portion of your cabbage crop to over-winter and pick the dried seed pods from the shoots next spring. Dry the pods for a few weeks and store properly for an alternating growing season if you are using different types of cabbage.