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Charleston wakefield cabbage seeds
description & nutritional Value
This variety of heirloom cabbage was developed in the 1800’s on Long Island, New York and sold to F. W. Bolgiano seed company. Charleston Wakefield cabbages produce large, dark green, cone-shaped heads.
Charleston Wakefield produces a larger head than other Wakefield Cabbages, with each head weighing about 4 to 6 pounds. More heat tolerant than most, this is an excellent variety for Southern gardeners. It’s packed with various vitamins including K, C, and B6, as well as fiber, protein, calcium, and many others. It contains antioxidants that protect us from inflammation and the diseases it causes. Cabbage is a great help for improving digestion.
how to grow at home
*In warmer climates, Charleston Wakefield can be planted in the fall to overwinter in the garden. In cooler climates, spring planting is recommended. Like most cabbage plants, this variety is moderately tolerant of frost.
*Cabbage can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Charleston Wakefield cabbages can also be seeded directly into a sunny area of the garden in late spring or early fall depending upon the climate. (Soil temperatures between 45- and 80-degrees F. promote germination.)
*Plant seeds ¼ inch (1 cm.) deep in a seed-starting mix or rich, organic garden soil. Germination can take between one and three weeks. Keep young seedlings moist and apply a nitrogen-rich fertilizer.
*After danger of frost has passed, transplant seedlings into the garden. Space these heirloom cabbage plants at least 18 inches (46 cm.) apart. To prevent disease, it’s recommended to plant cabbage in a different location from previous years.
*Charleston Wakefield cabbages generally grow 6- to 8-inch (15 to 20 cm.) heads. The cabbage is ready for harvest around 70 days when the heads feel firm to the touch. Waiting too long can result in the heads splitting.
how to serve
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
* To start, you’ll brown up some ground beef. When the beef is partially browned and fully crumbled, toss in some diced onion and minced garlic.
*Once your veggies have softened up a bit, stir in some marinara sauce and a bit of water.
*Next, you’ll chop up a head of cabbage and add that to your pot. Just stuff it all in there and stir carefully.
*Let the cabbage cook down until it’s nice and tender. These unstuffed cabbage rolls are ready to eat in just about 30 minutes.
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Works great with any type of sprouter.