Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var capitata kalibos
Common Name: Pointed Red Cabbage Kalibos
Seed Count: 50
Brassica oleracea var capitata kalibos, Pointed Red Cabbage Kalibos: Cultivated for over 4000 years this is possibly the most ancient of today’s vegetables. This small compact, pointed red cabbage is very sweet in flavor and is excellent when used in coleslaw’s and shredded in salads adding both flavor and color to the dishes. A fantastic, delicious vegetable that is quick and easy when steamed. It is ideal for smaller gardens and is tolerant of poor soils and difficult conditions. Enjoys full sun in rich well drained soil with a pH above 6.0. Keep well watered for best results. Mature plants are tolerant of frost.
Sow Cabbage seeds in early spring, end of summer to winter in prepared seed bed about 12 mm deep, leaving 30 cm between plants and 50 cm between rows. Thin the seeding’s if required and plant to final position when they have 4 true leaves. Protect the plants from slugs and birds from the early stages. Water well if transplanting and especially during the hotter weather. This variety will grow in poorer soils and difficult position. Keep moist for best results. Frost hardy.