Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Wheelers Imperial'

Spring cabbage

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Howard Rice, copyright GAP Photos (179035)

Plant details

This is an old variety with pointed heads. Sow seeds from late July to early August. Transplant seedlings into their final positions from September to October at close spacing so that alternate plants can be used as loose greens, leaving the others to mature as small hearted cabbages the use the following spring.

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Wheelers Imperial

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: July to August


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