Early York Cabbage

John McHale asked 13 years ago

I would like to plant some cabbage SEEDS in August, that will give me bare Root cabbage transplants for sale and planting next Spring.Is it possible to get the Traditional Early York Seeds and where ?Or what would be a suitable alternative that you would suggest ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
York cabbage is a name for a type of cabbage, not a variety. It has pointed heads rather than rounded ones. Varieties include ‘April’ for spring and ‘Greyhound’ for summer and autumn. Most garden centres and seed catalogues have these or similar.

‘April’ could be sown in late July or early August to give plnats for planting in September. Seeds of ‘Greyhound’ for plants for spring planting could be sown in late December or January in a tunnel and planted out in late March or April.