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KATARINA

KATARINA

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45 days. Manageably sized, fast to mature, and absolutely delicious. This AAS award-winning cabbage produces impeccably uniform, light green, 4 inch globes on compact plants. An excellent choice for containers or cramped plantings and year-round production of the sweetest cabbage.
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Meg N.
Love this little cabbage

Like the other reviews say, you can mature this before the bugs arrive. In my climate, it was 60 days from transplant to maturity, but still fast. I don't have a ton of space to grow, so this gives me flexibility in succession planting. They looks and taste great. Good size for small families or couples. Head were not super tight, but I am fine with that.

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Eric
Did well in a drought year - Oct. 14, 2021

I transplanted the Cabbage on July 5th, to a large container. We had a severe drought in ND. It was a challenge to keep them growing. The drought delayed maturation to 60 to 90 days. It was well worth the effort. I will grow them again.

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KD
One of the best looking cabbages I've ever grown

Every year the beetle aphids come in July and devour every brassicas in my garden. Then the cabbage moths get what's left. Not this year. No pesticide or bug touched these beauties. Not even the plague of locusts (grasshoppers) marred my cabbages.
Two feet of snow buried them a week after transplant on the 16th of May but, they persevered and were harvest size by June. Had them picked and safely stored before the bugs showed up.
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.
Extremely satisfied with the performance, taste, versatility, and storage life. I still have fresh cabbage harvested in June in September.

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Gardener A.
Great Asset to Garden

In our garden, these have become a staple for us the last several seasons. They mature so quickly, I can succession-crop them. We harvest our first heads on the 4th of July. We have fresh cabbage all season, not just at the end. I find the Territorial seed on this variety, germinates the most reliably, as well.

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.

Culture
• 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

Transplanting
• 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.

KEY TO CABBAGE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
F | Fusarium Wilt
YR | Fusarium Yellows

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