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Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Spring Hero'

Spring cabbage

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Most spring cabbage varieties eventually produce solid hearts and it is usual to transplant seedlings at close spacing so that alternate plants can be used as loose greens, leaving the others to mature as small hearted cabbages. 'Spring Hero' has very hard, dark green heads with white, cripsy hearts. Sow seeds from mid-August onwards, planting out into their final positions from September to October. The cabbages should be ready to cut the following spring.

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Spring Hero

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 40cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to plant seeds: August to September

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