Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Filderkraut'

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Summer Cabbage
Filderkraut
Cabbage Filderkraut.jpg
Scientific Classification
Species: Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 4°C (39°F)
Max germination temp: 29°C (84°F)
Germination time: 8 days
Time to transplanting: +48 days
Time to harvesting: +160 days
Mature height: 30cm (1ft)
Mature spread: 60cm (2ft)
Ideal pH range: 6.0 - 7.5
Sow spacing: 5cm (2in)
Sow row spacing: 5cm (2in)
Growing plant spacing: 60cm (2ft)
Growing row spacing: 60cm (2ft)*
*Plants should be spaced alternately in adjacent rows
References: [1][2]

Filderkraut is a traditional German sauerkrayt variety of summer cabbage. Best used in sauerkraut, salads and coleslaw. The variety grows with large pointed heads which can weight up to 4.5kg (10lbs).[2]

Planner[edit]

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Sowing time (indoors)
Transplanting time
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Harvest Time

Growing[edit]

Main article: Cabbage

Sowing[edit]

Indoors

Sow thinly in trays and cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover trays with glass, polythene or a propagator lid and keep at approximately 10-15°C (50-60°F).[2]

Outdoors

Sow thinly in rows 23cm (9in) apart. Cover with 1.5cm (½in) of fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist.[2]

Transplanting[edit]

Indoors

Remove cover once seedlings appear. Transplant 5cm (2in) apart to further trays when large enough to handle. Stand outside for a few days from April (avoid frosts) then plant out to growing positions, space 60cm (2ft) apart. Closer spacing will produce smaller cabbages.

Outdoors

Transplant to growing position when seedlings are 8-10cm (3-4in) tall, allowing 60cm (2ft) between rows and plants. Closer spacing will produce smaller cabbages. Firm in and water well.[2]

Aftercare[edit]

Keep moist and weed free.[2]

Harvesting[edit]

September to November. Cut cabbage stalk at the base.

References[edit]

  1. Cabbage 'Filderkraut CB160'. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-08-01.
  2. a b c d e f (2010). Cabbage: Filderkraut - Seed Packet. Johnsons, Newmarket, Suffolk.
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