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

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

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive NicoleC On Mar 28, 2013, NicoleC from Madison, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

Mild taste and produces solid heads which sat in the garden all winter without loss of quality, to be harvested as needed. Once the spring temperature started to fluctuate, I lost some to rot and sunburn.

Positive blblue On Oct 27, 2010, blblue from Bingham Lake, MN wrote:

A favorite of mine, very mild. The outer leaves make excellent cabbage rolls and small young leaves may be added raw to salads
Last year I winter sowed in February and had good success

Positive melody On Jan 29, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A great cabbage for home gardeners. It is also supposed to be good for market produce.

This cabbage was first grown in the US by Francis Brill of Jersey City, NJ in 1840.

It is a very early cabbage that matures at 60-75 days from transplant.The tightly folded heads are 5" to 7" in diameter and weigh 3 to 4 bounds.


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

Madison, Alabama
Menifee, California
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Bingham Lake, Minnesota
Lake City, Minnesota
Saint Louis, Missouri
Cross, South Carolina
Madison, Wisconsin
Green River, Wyoming

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