Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Tundra'

Winter cabbage

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Winter cabbages are sown in May and planted out in June for use from October to April according to variety. Plant firmly, close together for small heads and wider apart for larger cabbages, earth up slightly in windy gardens, and clear away all yellow leaves. 'Tundra' is an impressive variety which has superb resistance to harsh winter weather. It has medium to large heads which have a crisp, tasty texture and can be cut from November through to February.

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Tundra

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: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: April to June

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