Organic Kalibos Red Cabbage

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90 days to harvest | Brassica oleracea

 

HEIRLOOM Kalibos, simply, is the most stunning cabbage we have ever seen. Her heads are deep purple and conical with wide, round hips. Organic Kalibos Red Cabbage is exceptionally sweet, tender and long storing, as well. We first tasted Kalibos grown by Blue Heron Farm (Lodi, New York) in March 2013 and were swept off our feet never having tasted such sweet, fresh cabbage so late in the season. It has been a privilege to collaborate with Blue Heron to select Kalibos for early maturity, excellent head shape, density and flavor and excellent storability, as well.

Though longer to mature than many cabbages, trust us friends: Kalibos is more than worth the wait. We enjoy Kalibos as slaw, braised, roasted, turned into kraut and in borcht and are so grateful to be able to share this seed with you. Kalibos is best as a fall cabbage; sow in early or mid-July for best results. Lou at Blue Heron seeds them in early July and transplants them in early August at two-foot spacing; he waits until October and November to harvest heads of optimal size and sweetness.

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Organic Kalibos Red Cabbage

90 days to harvest | Brassica oleracea

HEIRLOOM Kalibos, simply, is the most stunning cabbage we have ever seen. Her heads are deep purple and conical with wide, round hips. Organic Kalibos Red Cabbage is exceptionally sweet, tender and long storing, as well. We first tasted Kalibos grown by Blue Heron Farm (Lodi, New York) in March 2013 and were swept off our feet never having tasted such sweet, fresh cabbage so late in the season. It has been a privilege to collaborate with Blue Heron to select Kalibos for early maturity, excellent head shape, density and flavor and excellent storability, as well.

Though longer to mature than many cabbages, trust us friends: Kalibos is more than worth the wait. We enjoy Kalibos as slaw, braised, roasted, turned into kraut and in borcht and are so grateful to be able to share this seed with you. Kalibos is best as a fall cabbage; sow in early or mid-July for best results. Lou at Blue Heron seeds them in early July and transplants them in early August at two-foot spacing; he waits until October and November to harvest heads of optimal size and sweetness.

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Organic Kalibos Red Cabbage

Transplant (recommended): Sow 2 seeds per cell & transplant at 4 weeks old, 2-3 weeks before last frost, leaving 12-18” between plants & 18-36” between rows. Cabbage grows most sweet & tender in cool temps with high fertility. Use row cover in spring to protect from flea beetles.
Direct Seed: Sow 3-4 seeds 12” apart with 24-36” between rows; thin to one plant per foot.

Sowing Date: 3-4 weeks before last frost for Spring; mid-July for fall crop
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Days to Germination: 4-7 days
Days to Maturity: 90
Plant spacing after thinning: 18 inches
Height: 2 feet

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