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Kalibos Cabbage (300 seeds) (CB119) $3.00

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Kalibos Cabbage

         
 
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85 days. Incredibly graceful appearance would qualify Kalibos for the flower garden! But this European variety is eminently useful as well. The conical, long, heart-shaped, 2-pound heads of deep red are on the small side, ideal for a single dish. The color is so beautiful when the leaves are shredded into slaw. Flavor is mild and very sweet. And they’re good keepers as well, allowing you to enjoy your fall harvest well into winter.
 
Kalibos Cabbage
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Willie
Location:
oshkosh, WI, United States
Date:
August 9, 2019
          5.0
 
Kalibos Cabbage /Cocoa bean
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent keeper,sweet, not ha

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grows quite well, 2-4 lb head and keeps in the root cellar till April/ May. To take care of slugs economically use cocoa bean hulls. Sprinkle around the plant base and the problem goes away. Rare to see a slug again. If you have dogs limit access to it. Some dogs like it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katheleen
Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Date:
February 1, 2019
          4.0
 
Stunning but slow
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful

What are the cons? Very slow to grow

Review:

This is a stunning plant, so much so that I photographers it and left it in the garden as a “flower” accent. When finally harvested, the flavor was sweet and leaves were crisp. The negatives were the time needed to harvest, the relatively small harvest for the plant size, and the unfortunate attraction by snails. I started these indoors where they quickly germinated. Then placed 8 in the ground in November 2017. They struggled and were almost immediately devoured by snails. Completely stripped of all foliage. Thinking they had lost their lives, I forgot about them. In June 2018, I noticed 2 cabbage like plants emerging like small purple aliens. By August, I had two large stunning plants, each bearing a single head. Truly beautiful. I think these are best planted where there is an abundance of space as well as an area not haunted by snails who devour tender growth at first sight. Beautiful as an accent plant

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zebralynesky
Location:
Forest Lake, MN, United States
Date:
January 3, 2019
          5.0
 
Excelleny
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty and sweet!

What are the cons? None

Review:

This cabbage is still going strong in my crisper drawer in January - sweet, crisp, and easy to grow - plus my (free range) chickens didn't bother this cabbage too much. I love the upright growing as it seems to deter rot spots in really rainy weather. I liked this cabbage so much I am trying a green upright this year as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Terri
Location:
Randle, WA, United States
Date:
December 7, 2018
          5.0
 
Coleslaw
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Pretty and Tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

I planted nine of these and they all grew very well. I put them too close together and the leaves got really big so I just kept cutting off the lower leaves and eventually I had nice big heads of beautiful purple cabbage. I made slaw and pickled some too. I cut all the heads off with lopers and when I went out to the garden yesterday one of the stumps had grown 6 more little heads. I made fresh slaw in December, what a bonus!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Betsy
Location:
Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
Date:
May 11, 2018
          3.0
 
Didnt really work out for me
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Good taste, beautiful color

What are the cons? Susceptible to cabbage moth

Review:

My cabbages mostly did not form heads, as they became hosts to cabbage moth caterpillars. I did get a couple small heads of cabbage very late in the summer. The flavor was good. Perhaps if you live in an area with fewer cabbage moths or have a better way of controlling them, these would work out for you.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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