400+ Brunswick Cabbage Seeds
Non-GMO USA Grown
This cabbage is very cold hardy, and stores well. Brunswick cabbage seeds are an heirloom variety from 1924. The wide, flattened heads weigh 6-9 pounds and are great for making sauerkraut.
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Planting Method: From Transplant
Sunlight: Full Sun
Height: 12 Inches
Sowing: Start your Brunswick cabbage seeds inside 8-12 weeks before the last spring frost, planting them in rich soil 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart. Because the first crop of cabbage should mature before the heat of summer, plant your seedlings about 4 weeks before the last expected frost; set them 12-18″ apart in rows 3-4′ apart, burying the stems about halfway up. For a fall crop, direct sow or transplant seedlings in midsummer. For companion planting benefits, plant cabbage with aromatic herbs or potatoes; avoid planting them with tomatoes or pole beans. Herbs such as thyme, peppermint, sage, and rosemary will repel the destructive white cabbage moth.
Growing: If hard frosts come, cover the young plants. Mulch around them to regulate soil temperature and control weeds, and keep the soil moisture even to prevent the cabbages from splitting. If a sudden excess of moisture occurs, grasp the plant and turn it 90 degrees clockwise; this severs enough of the roots to slow down growth and prevent splitting.
Harvesting: Harvest the cabbages as soon as feel firm and reach a good size. Small cabbages tend to be more tender, while large cabbages from fall growth keep well over the winter.