Packet Content (approx.): 500 (1.3g)
One of the best of the open pollinated varieties, well flavored with good cold tolerance; the variety is also suitable as winter fodder and game cover.
Popular supply of winter greens when other Brassicas are not available. Also used as a game cover crop.
Germinates between 10 and 25°C. Sow between mid May and July; Plant spacing?s 60 x 60cm. Harvest in autumn and winter.
Sowing: sow thinly, May-July, in pots or in seed bed, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Water well until plants are established.
Transplant 60cm (2') apart, both ways, when plants are about 10cm (4") tall. Plant firmly and water well. Or sow indoors, March-May, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in a tray of compost.
Water well and place in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse. Keep moist. Transplant 5cm (2") apart to other trays, when large enough to handle.
Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts) before planting out, July-August, into well-cultivated, fertile soil.
Protect from Cabbage White Butterfly with netting.
Incorporate plenty of organic matter to feed the plant and help retain water. Keep well watered. Can also be grown in greenhouse soil provided it is very fertile and they are well watered or even in gro-bags or containers.
Regular feeding is recommended.