rodynda

107 – Rodynda

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Certified Biodynamic

Bred by Dieter Bauer at Dottenfelderhof in Germany. Deep-burgundy red medium-large heads with short stems. Medium-storage cabbage. Great flavor for raw eating, excellent color and flavor when cooked.

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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
95-110

SOWING
For early planting, start seeds indoors with soil temperatures ~60 degrees (minimum 55 degrees). Plant ~1/4″ in soil and keep evenly moist. Make sure seedlings have enough light otherwise they may become leggy and not develop properly upon transplanting. Harden off transplants around 4  or 5 weeks by bringing trays outdoors a few days to a week before transplanting. The plants should have 3 or 4 true leaves at this point.
In cooler climates, seeds can be direct sown after the soil warms to about 55-60 degrees. If there is still a danger of frost, make sure seedlings are covered. Add 2-3 weeks to harvest date.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Partial to full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Prefers clay-loam soils with a pH close to neutral. May require calcium and/or boron.

PLANT HEIGHT
14-18″

PLANT SPACING
~16″ in between plants

HARDINESS
Cole crops and their waxy leaves are particularly well suited to colder growing regions especially if adapted to the area. Cabbage usually withstands a couple frosts. Even if cabbage is hit by a hard frost, you can still harvest and remove the outer damaged leaves to reveal the untouched inner leaves and heart of the cabbage.

HARVEST
Harvest when the head has completely formed. To check if head is ready, squeeze the head. If it is firm like a softball, it is ready for harvest. Cabbage can remain unharvested but watch for splitting down the center which indicates that the cabbage is trying to flower.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

Lisa’s aunt Glenda often brings an Asian inspired red cabbage slaw to family potlucks – always a favorite. The shredded or thinly sliced red cabbage is accompanied with crushed, uncooked ramen noodles, slivered almonds or sesame seeds (or both!), thinly sliced red onion (or green onions, scallions, chives), and rice vinegar, honey (or sugar), and soy sauce. Let sit for 4-24 hours before serving to allow the noodles to soften in the dressing.

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 25 seeds, L ~ 100 seeds, XL ~ 400 seeds

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