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PlantFiles: Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Jersey Wakefield'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral trifunov On Oct 21, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Matures in 65 days. Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last spring frost, transplant outside in 5 weeks, spacing 12in apart. Can be grown as a fall crop.

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

This is an early 60 day cabbage that dates back to the 19th century. In 1888 Burpee listed 8 cone head cabbages including the French Oxheart. This is apparently the only one still available. The Charleston is a later introduction, It is small (1-2 lbs) but quick. Earliness is its main virtue, but it was a leading market cabbage for over 50 years. Like all of its type it is better for cooking than eating fresh, but if you want cabbage rolls early, the leaves have good flavor and don't come apart.


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

Troy, Virginia

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