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Cabbage 'Red'

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

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'Red' is a Cabbage variety in the Mustard genus with a scientific name of Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group). An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Red is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).

Red Cabbage is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.5 as Red likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Red from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.12 inches (8.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches (1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 4°C / 39°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Red is a hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Red about 21 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Red