Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Charleston Wakefield'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. capitata
Cultivar: Charleston Wakefield

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairhope, Alabama

Augusta, Georgia

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 8, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is my favorite of the Wakefield type cabbages. It is about three times the size (4+ lbs) and about a week later (72 days)than the Jersey Wakefield. The cone (heart) shaped head is broader at the base than the Jersey. For a medium early old fashioned boiling cabbage it can't be beat. For slaw and other raw cabbage purposes it is not as tender as the round head (Copenhagen Market) types.