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Red Acre Cabbage Art Pack

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  • Red Acre Cabbage Art Pack
  • Art Pack by Laura Moriarty.
  • Ready to harvest.
  • Sliced open to reveal the geode like colors.

Red Acre Cabbage

Brassica oleracea

Certified Organic Seed

This red variety grows quickly and easily into tight, compact heads.

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Red Acre Cabbage heads reach about 6" in diameter and weigh about 3 pounds--an ideal size for the home garden.

Along the wind-swept, salt-sprayed coastlines of the Mediterranean grow huge colonies of wild cabbage. From this unlikely niche have been developed all the cultivated members of the Brassica oleracea species, including broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, kale, collards, and heading cabbage. Unexpressed in the wild species, the trait for the purple hue we call "red" has been revealed by careful selection over the ages. While it may be happiest basking in the sun on the Mediterranean (who wouldn't be?), it grows readily and fairly quickly in gardens around the world.

Number of Seeds 100
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Planting Depth ½ inches
Days to Germination 7 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 85
Height at Maturity 12 inches
Width at Maturity 6 inches
Direct sow 6 weeks before last frost, or start under protection 3 weeks before that. Start 4 months before first fall frost for fall/winter crop. Cabbage likes fertile soil and steady moisture.

Artwork by Laura Moriarty. Laura works at the boundary of painting and sculpture, creating works that contemplate geologic time. Her excavated terrains of encaustic function as records of their own natural history.

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