Cabbage 'Copenhagen Market' Seed Pack

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There's nothing glamorous or trendy about cabbages, yet they are found in cuisines around the world. Copenhagen Market cabbage is an heirloom variety that dates back over a century and has been proven to be a reliable, faster maturing, visually appealing brassica. This variety doesn't perform well in the heat of summer, so start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the average last freeze date for your area, and transplant out 2 to 4 weeks prior to average last freeze date. 

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
Mature Size: Plant 12" - 16" tall, 24" wide
Light: Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness: ° F
When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date for a summer crop, or 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date for a fall crop.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date, transplanting 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date.
Special Germination Instructions: Indoor germination recommended. For fall crop, 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outdoors in summer. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 75°–85°F.
Days to Emerge: 7 - 12 days
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"– 24"
Row Spacing: 24" - 36"
Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"
Maturity Date: 65 - 80 days
When to Harvest: Harvest heads when they are well developed, firm, and solid when squeezed. Cut off heads at base with a sharp knife.
Additional Info: Harvest in the morning if possible. If harvested in the heat, dunk in ice water to reduce "field heat" and increase storage time. Allow to drain before storing.
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