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A nutritious, highly diverse staple for sauerkraut, coleslaw, wraps, and stir-fries, cabbage can be readily stored as whole heads or used for fresh eating, depending on the variety. We offer both green and red, smooth and savoyed leaf types. Our selection criteria include: 1) Delicious, sweet flavor and crisp texture; 2) Small- to medium-size heads; 3) Suitability for close spacing to produce mini cabbage; 4) Densely-packed interiors and extra-short cores for more usable cabbage; and 5) Very good resistance to splitting.
This page contains our heirloom and open pollinated varieties.
Cabbage Brunswick 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Brunswick is a “Drum Head” cabbage, introduced in Europe in the 1920’s, that has long since become an American favorite. Brunswick is an extremely versatile cabbage and can be planted virtually throughout the year. Harvest in about 85 days.
Cabbage Charleston Wakefield 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
The Charleston Wakefield Cabbage is an heirloom cabbage variety that dates back to the late 19th century. Produces cabbage heads up to 6 lbs. Plant Charleston Wakefield Cabbage seeds in just about any climate in the USA, but as the name suggests, tends to thrive in the southeast. Harvest in about 80 days.
Chinese Michihili Cabbage 200 Heirloom Seeds
Michihili is an heirloom Chinese cabbage. Its light green leaves are tender and delicious, ideal for stir fries and pickling, and many other Asian dishes. Michihili Chinese cabbages thrive in milder climates but can be grown in any zone. Warmer areas may experience a slightly earlier harvest date and heads may grow in a looser leaf formation.
Harvest in about 80 days.
Chinese Minuet Cabbage 200 Hybrid Seeds
Chinese Minuet Cabbage is the best mini variety. 9 inch by 7 inch heads with dark green outer leaves and an attractive yellow interior. Light, sweet taste. Space 12 inches apart for high yields of upright, dense heads. Slow to bolt. Tolerant to bottom rot and black speck. Harvest in about 48 days.
Chinese Red Dragon Cabbage 100 Hybrid Seeds
Brilliant red heads. Full-sized 10 inch heads that are bright red, inside and out. Compared to green napa types, flavor is slightly stronger and heads are not quite as dense at maturity. Culinary uses include salads, stir-fries, and kimchee. NOTE: Prone to internal tipburn (decay of inner leaves that is not visible in uncut heads), especially in hot weather, so we suggest trialing this variety. Harvest in about 60 days.
Chinese Rubicon Cabbage 100 Hybrid Seeds
Full-size for cooking and kimchee. Firm, 11" tall heads weigh 5 1/2–6 1/2 lb. Blemish-free, deep green leaves and broad, white ribs with a creamy yellow, blanched interior. The flavor is sweet, tangy, juicy, and delicious! Slow bolting. Tolerant to black speck. Harvest in about 54 days.
Copenhagen Market Cabbage 200 Heirloom Seeds
Old fashioned early favorite! Short season variety. Uniform, solid, 6 to 8 inch round heads. 3 to 4 and 1/2 pounds. Crisp and tender. Good keeper. Perfect for small gardens. Great for salads, coleslaw and sauerkraut! FM, HG. Harvest in about 70 days.
Dutch Cabbage 200 Organic Seeds
Dutch Cabbage does well in southern and coastal areas thanks to its heat resistance. Excellent sauerkraut variety and the best variety for storage. Large, flat heads, 6 to 10 pounds, average 11 inches with medium core and few outside leaves. Harvest in about 85 days.
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage 200 Heirloom Seeds
Sweet and flavorful, solid and tightly folded conical heads that resist splitting. Will grow up to 5 inches at base tapering at the top. 2 to 3 pounds. Greenish white interior. Heat sensitive. FM, HG. Harvest in about 70 days.
Cabbage Early Round Dutch 200 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
A Southern Favorite! Excellent flavor. Small compact 12-18”H plant produces short-stemmed, short core, uniform solid oval heads of dark blue-green, cup-shaped leaves. The slightly crinkled heads average 10-12” in diameter and weigh 3-5 lbs. Does well in warmer climates. Slow to bolt. Good wrapping leaves for stuffing and fillings. Excellent choice for fresh markets and home gardens. Harvest in about 75 days.
Golden Acre Cabbage 200 Heirloom Seeds
Early 3 to 4 pound green heads on compact plants. 5 to 7 inches in diameter, round, solid, tight, well balanced heads of excellent quality. Sweet spicy flavor with buttery undertones when cooked. Great for coleslaw and stir-fries. Great space savers! USES: Fresh Markets, Home Gardens, Shipping. Resistant to Fusarium Yellows & Race. Harvest in about 70 days.
Red Acre Cabbage 500 Heirloom Seeds
Round, 5 to 7 inches, reddish purple heads weigh about 3 pounds. Adds a festive color to cole slaw. An excellent storage variety with resistance to cabbage yellows. Heads may sunburn in hot weather, so best for early spring and Fall crops. Organically grown seeds. Harvest in about 80 days.
Red Express Cabbage 100 Heirloom Seeds
Red Express Cabbage is an extra-early red in the Northern zones. Compact plants and solid, round, two to four pound heads with good appearance and flavor. Relatively split resistant. Recommended for fall and winter growing in the deep Southern USA. Organically grown. Harvest in about 60 days.
Ruby Perfection Cabbage 100 Hybrid Seeds
Ruby Perfection Cabbage is a fancy fall storage red cabbage, the number one mid-late red cabbage. The heads are medium-sized and dense with a uniform high-round shape and good wrapper leaves with good field-holding ability. Matures just in time for late summer crops or fall harvest for medium-term storage. Resistant to thrips. Harvest in about 85 days.
Tendersweet Cabbage 50 Hybrid Seeds
Great flavor for fresh use or light cooking. Midsize, flat heads stand well without splitting. Tender leaves are very thin, sweet, and crisp — perfect for coleslaw or stir-fries. The leaves, used whole or cut into squares, are also suitable for wraps. Widely adapted for spring, summer, and early fall harvest. Harvest in about 71 days.
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