Cabbage

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 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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12 out of 12 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 4 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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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
katie
Location:
Rochester, MN, United States
Date:
February 19, 2018
          4.0
 
Kalibos
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, tasty

What are the cons? takes forever and a day

Review:

These are gorgeous- I fell in love with them when watching Charles Dowding's no-dig YouTube Channel and was super excited to see that Baker Creek had the seeds. For some reason I was under the impression that these were earlier season cabbage, but for me that was not so in zone 4. They sat all spring and summer, and I was pretty well convinced they weren't going to head up. They finally did in late August, early September. The heads are very small, but the plant takes up the typical amount of space that a larger cabbage would. So that's one thing to take into consideration. They are the best tasting cabbage I have ever had, though, so for me they're keepers. Such a pretty color and shape, and delicious flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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