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  Cabbage: Early Jersey Wakefield (2g, 510 seeds)
Heirloom Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds | Grow Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbages


 
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Early Jersey Wakefield is an early variety of cabbage with pointed heads that resist splitting! Popular for excellent flavor, this is a great heirloom Cabbage for the home vegetable garden!

Average: 60 days


Detailed planting instructions:

Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before average last spring frost. Keep soil warm (about 75 F) until germination. Then keep plants around 60 F. Provide direct sun so plants don’t get leggy. When plants are 4 to 6 weeks old, transplants into garden 12 to 24 inches apart, in rows 18 to 34 inches apart. Use closer spacings for smaller, early varieties, wider spacings for larger, late-season varieties.

Can be direct seeded as soon as you can work the soil. Will germinate at soil temps as low as 40 F. Plant ½ to ¾ inch deep, about 3 inches apart. Thin to final spacings.

Direct seed in summer for fall crop, or start transplants in late May and transplant in late June or early July.

Plants have shallow root systems. Avoid even shallow cultivation. Mulch to protect roots, reduce weed competition and conserve moisture.

Use floating row cover to protect crop from early pests.

When heads are mature, they are prone to splitting in response to any stress or a rain following a dry period. Avoid splitting by choosing varieties that resist splitting, spacing plants close together (8 to 12 inches for early varieties, 12 to 16 inches for later varieties), using shovel to sever roots on one side about 6 inches from the plant, or twisting plants after heads have firmed to break some of the roots.

To help reduce disease, do not plant cabbage or other cole crops in the same location more than once every three or four years.

When cabbages are 4 to 5 inches tall, thin or transplant to stand 18 to 24 inches apart. Apply a thick layer of mulch to retain moisture. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Contact your local county extension office for controls of common cabbage pests such as aphids, root maggots, cabbageworms, and cabbage loopers.


HARVESTING

Cabbage can be harvested anytime after the heads form. For highest yield, cut the cabbage heads when they are solid (firm to hand pressure) but before they crack or split. When heads are mature, a sudden heavy rain may cause heads to crack or split wide open. The exposed internal tissue soon becomes unusable. Harvest and salvage split heads as soon as possible after they are discovered.

In addition to harvesting the mature heads of the cabbage planted in the spring, you can harvest a later crop of small heads (cabbage sprouts). These sprouts develop on the stumps of the cut stems. Cut as close to the lower surface of the head as possible, leaving the loose outer leaves intact. Buds that grow in the axils of these leaves (the angle between the base of the leaf and the stem above it) later form sprouts. The sprouts develop to 2 to 4 inches in diameter and should be picked when firm. Continue control of cabbage worms and other pests. If this control cannot be maintained, remove and destroy or compost the stumps, because they serve as a breeding ground for diseases and insect pests.


SAVING SEEDS

This is a two-year project, and also the chance that your prize cabbage variety will swap pollen with both other cabbages and cabbage family relatives. Keep plant intended for seed at least 300 feet from them. Use a loose mulch to help plant overwinter, or in colder zones, unearth the plant, roots and all, and keep them indoors on a cool, humid spot for setting out in the spring. In the second year, you can help the flower stalk to come forth by slashing an X in the top of each cabbage's head. Wait until the seed heads turn brown before collecting the seeds.

Once they start to dry, keep a close eye on them, as they tend to shatter and drop their seed. Its best to cut entire plants once most of the pods begin to look dry, and then leave them to mature further on a sheet indoors. Once they are thoroughly dry, the seeds will come out of the pods very easily; the simplest way is to trample the plants on top of a large sheet, and then sieve out the debris.

Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: An excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin U.


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Best customer service ever! April 7, 2014
Reviewer: Jeanie French from Janesville, CA United States  
I am so happy with my seeds, and let me tell you, if you have any sort of problem at all with whatever you buy from mypatriotsupply, they have the best customer service I have ever come across.  I had one packet of seeds that was unsealed inside the zip pkg.  I let customer service know, and I had a fresh pkg of seed in a week.  I will definitely be buying my seeds from this company from now on.  And my Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes are up and looking strong!  Very satisfied customer here.

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great customer service March 20, 2014
Reviewer: Jeanie French from Janesville, CA  
I ordered a package of this cabbage seed several weeks ago, and when the seeds arrived, the inner foil pkg was unsealed in one spot on one edge, so I lost some seeds on the ground when I pulled the pkg out of the outer, sealable envelope.  I left a message on the website, and customer service responded immediately with an offer to send me another pkg. of seeds.  It's a pleasure to do business with a company that takes customer service seriously.  I will definitely purchase seeds here again.

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Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage July 21, 2013
Reviewer: Jeffrey Simmons from Brandywine, WV United States  
I ordered 1 pack of seeds , they were in my mail box 3 days later.very quick shipping.they  were package very well,in a zip lock bag which was in a foil zip bag and this was in a bubble rap envelope. planted 16 seeds , 13 have come up and are growing very good.  am happy with my  seeds the shipping . i think the shipping was to high for one pack of seeds  but when  checking other seed companys  my patriot supply was cheapest.

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Fast Shipping May 12, 2013
Reviewer: Alicia Yates from Bedford, VA United States  
I have been looking for non GMO seeds and every where I looked had major delays in shipping.  Your company had the products delivered in just a couple days!   The seeds look fantastic, I'll update after our growing season :)

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excellent product, great price! February 4, 2013
Reviewer: V from Fort Walton Beach, FL United States  
Product came in and I was so excited as product perfectly packaged. Great company great service! Thank you :-)

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