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114 – Granat

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Makes 15 in. high, slender yet solid compact heads. Its crisp mild leaves are delicious in stir fries or salad. This European variety shows potential as good winter storage type. Sow beginning of July and transplant in early August for an October or November harvest. Sweetest after a good frost or two!

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Scientific Name: Brassica rapa

Family: Mustard

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Canada; Greenland; Lower 48 States; Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii; Puerto Rico;

Hardiness Zones: 3-10; cole crops and their waxy leaves are particularly well-suited to colder growing regions, especially if adapted to the area; usually withstands a couple of frosts; even if outside of cabbage is frost-damaged, outer leaves can still be removed for edible cabbage;

Soil Requirements: Clay-loam soil with pH close to neutral; may require calcium or boron; heavy feeder and should have plenty of compost; mulching will help to keep soil evenly moist in hot weather;

Light Preference: Partial to full sun

Water: Keep evenly moist

Days until Germination: 5-17 days

Sowing: For early planting, start seeds indoors with soil temperatures around 60°; plant 3-4 seeds about 1/4″ deep in soil; keep indoors 4-6 weeks; harden off and transplant when 3-4 true leaves have shown; in cooler climates seeds can be direct-sown after the soil warms to 55°-60°, but if there is still a danger of frost make sure seedlings are covered;

Plant Spacing: 8″-12″

Plant Height: 14″-16″

Harvest: 60 days; if direct sowed, add additional 2-3 weeks to harvest date; harvest when head is completely formed; will head up similarly to romaine lettuce; can remain unharvested for about a week depending on temperature, but watch for opening of head at center which indicates cabbage is trying to flower; if head does flower, shoots are edible;

Grows Well With: Dill; celery; chamomile; sage; peppermint; rosemary; potatoes; beets; onions;

Grows Poorly With: Tomatoes; pole beans; strawberries; hyssop; thyme; wormwood; southernwood;

Potential Problems: Heat stress; seedlings must have enough light or they will get leggy and develop improperly after transplant; aphids; cabbage worms; loopers; root maggots; flea beetles; symphylans; white cabbage butterfly; clubroot;

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Size

S ~ 100 seeds, L ~ 400 seeds, XL ~ 1500 seeds

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