I have a heck of a row of cabbage this year!
I LOVE these Early Jersey Wakefield cabbages. Early Jersey Wakefield was released by Peter Henderson in 1868. This variety is known for it's compact conical head and matures in 63 days.I can plant this cabbage the end of July and be eating it the first of September. For us this variety holds up well to our weather extremes and because it makes a smaller head is less susceptible to splitting which many of the giant headed cabbage do here on our farm. It makes a great cabbage for freezing and also for making coleslaw or sauerkraut.
It has been an especially good year for cabbage so far. I laid my glasses on the head to give you a perspective of it's size. It amazes me that after almost 15 years of planting in this garden spot that the soil fertility is still this high. Lots of cover crops and amendments during that 15 years though! Although this variety is known for making smaller heads this year it's size could rival many of the larger headed varieties. Truly a great variety choice for my zone 5A gardens.
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