Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Pixie'

Spring cabbage

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photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (181928)

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Pixie' is a delicious variety with firm heads that are early to mature. Sow seeds from late July to early August, planting out in to their final positions from September to October. The cabbages should be ready to cut the following spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Pixie

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 40cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to plant seeds: July to August

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