Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Filderkraut'
|Species:||Brassica oleracea var. capitata|
|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|
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).
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- Main article: Cabbage
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).
Sow thinly in rows 23cm (9in) apart. Cover with 1.5cm (½in) of fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist.
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.
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.
Keep moist and weed free.
September to November. Cut cabbage stalk at the base.
|Summer cabbage||Derby day · Filderkraut · Primo 2|
|Winter cabbage||Offenham · Tundra|
|Savoy cabbage||January king|
|Red cabbage||Ruby ball|