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58 days. A mighty mini cabbage! Tiara produces a very high quality, dense head that almost dwarfs the very compact plant. The 6 inch heads weigh in at 3 pounds each with a short core and very solid interior. The flavor is mild, not peppery, with a buttery, tender, juicy crunch. Its long shelf life is an added bonus. A delicious selection for fresh eating and dense plantings or small gardens.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Bigger in the inside than the outside

I bought these because my go-to for early cabbage, Quickstart, was unavailable last December. I was concerned that these little cabbages would not be enough (I homestead and grow most of what I eat) so I planted extra. The heads were maturing when we had a spring heat wave (two weeks after snow melted...), and I was concerned, but they held up well. I left them in the ground a few weeks longer than planned, hoping they would get bigger, because they were so little. They got a little bigger and I finally relented when, in mid-June, the heads looked like they were threatening to crack (during heat weave #2). Upon cutting them, I was surprised at how heavy they were, in spite of being about 2/3 the diameter of Quickstart. I made a batch of coleslaw and used 3/4 of a head, the same amount as one of the Quickstart - the leaves were packed so tightly. The flavor is sweeter than Quickstart, IMO. They are storing well in the fridge and the cut stems are setting nice mini heads for later. I have another batch just starting in the house for late summer planting, which should keep me supplied through winter.

One of the best looking cabbages I've grown

Every year the beetle aphids come in July and devour every brassicas in my garden. What the aphids don't get the cabbage moths do. Not this year. No pesticide touched these beauties. Snow did though. They persevered through two feet of snow a week after transplant.

Disappointed that the plants were regular size and not compact and that they didn't escape the Bug onslaught like the Katerina Cabbage variety. Tiara takes 1-2weeks longer than Katerina and the cabbage moths showed up before harvest.
They didn't have time for their offspring to do damage though. Just long enough to hatch and need to be picked out.
Processed a couple heads into sour kraut. Made the rest into runza, stir fry, and even ripped raw leafs off to put on sandwiches in place of lettuce.
Satisfied with the performance, taste, versatility, and storage life.

Perfect for a Small Space

Recently harvested about half of our crop, and this cabbage is perhaps the best variety we've tried from Territorial. The heads were exactly as described: dense, crunchy, and clean. The taste is sweet, with a little bit of peppery flavor. processed five heads for sauerkraut, and they produced plenty of liquid to cover the weights in the crocks. Will definitely try this variety again.

Soil Temp for Germ 55–75°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Seed Spacing 4–6"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 18–24"
Row Spacing 2–4'
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 110–230
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica oleracea, Capitata Group Cabbage holds the esteemed position of the vegetable that contains the least amount of fat per serving. As an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidant phytonutrients, cabbage is a great defender against cancer. Red cabbage is rich in anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting; add 25-35 days if direct seeding.

• Sudden temperature changes or high applications of fertilizer may result in poor head shape and reduced yields
• Consistent and even watering is necessary

Direct Sowing
• Sow March—June
• Not recommended for fall plantings

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Work in 1/4-1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer around each plant
• For a fall crop: start May—July for transplanting June—August

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: See Brassica Insect Information below
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Early types: Mature fast and burst quickly, so they must be harvested promptly
• Later types: Hold in the field longer
• When cutting heads from stems, include 2 or 3 wrapper leaves to protect against bruising
• Over-mature heads can split, especially if they are exposed to moisture fluctuations
• Late storage types will keep for up to 6 months when kept at 36°F and at 100% relative humidity; early types will store 1-2 months

Brassica Insect Information
Aphids: Control aphids with ladybugs or a hard spray of water or Pyrethrin. Also, select varieties that mature later in the season when aphid populations decline.
Cabbage worms, loopers, and root maggots: The first sign of cabbage worms will be off-white butterflies fluttering near the plants. They lay their yellowish-colored eggs on the undersides of leaves, which hatch into caterpillars that can cause severe root and head damage. To control light infestations, spray plants with Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.). For heavy infestations, bait cabbage worms by mixing wheat bran into a B.t. solution. Add 1 tablespoon of molasses. Broadcast the bran mixture around the base of plants. Reapply as necessary. Using Reemay or Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.
Flea beetles: Flea beetles chew tiny pinholes in leaves. Early control is essential to minimize the damage. Spray infected plants with Pyrethrin. Using floating row covers such as Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.
Symphylans: In some areas of the US, symphylans (also known as garden centipede) can severely impede the plant growth of many crops. Only 1/4 inch long, white, and very active, they eat the root hairs of developing plants. Using larger transplants helps reduce damage. Contact your local county extension agent if you suspect you have a problem.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
YR | Fusarium Yellows

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