Cabbage Sugarloaf (Early Jersey Wakefield)
Cabbage Sugarloaf (Early Jersey Wakefield) is an heirloom sugarloaf cabbage cultivar bred by Francis Brill of New Jersey USA in the 1840’s and released to the public in 1868. It was developed from seed taken from English Wakefield cabbages.
Grow to around 800g to 1.3 kgs. Keep well watered over warmer months and either net or spray with Dipel organic bacteria to minimise white butterfly and moth damage.
Tastes great raw in coleslaw and salads or cooked briefly in soups and stews to retain its crunch. Produces a compact cabbage head resistant to splitting. Flavour is sweet and crisp
Sow – late November to early March. (cool climate)
Spacing – 45cm. rows 100cm
Cabbage was most likely domesticated somewhere in Europe before 1000 BC, although savoys were not developed until the 16th century AD. By the Middle Ages, cabbage had become a prominent part of European cuisine.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 19 to 24 C (around 5-10 days to germination)