Cabbage 'Late Flat Dutch'

Brassica oleracea var. capitata

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. capitata
Cultivar: Late Flat Dutch
Additional cultivar information:(aka Premium Late Flat Dutch)

Category:

Vegetables

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Stafford Springs, Connecticut

Augusta, Georgia

Cumberland, Maryland

Jessup, Pennsylvania

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

I have not grown this variety, information only.

D.M. Ferry & Company stated in their 1924 catalog that 'this strain is the result of much care on our part to develop and maintain the good qualities that have made this sort so popular"

Solid flat heads are 7" to 8' deep by 10 top 14" in diameter. 100 days from transplant.

Positive

On Dec 9, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This has been the standard fall cabbage for as long as I can remember. It is a drumhead type, with large flatheads averaging about 10 lbs. It stores well. We used to dig a trench in the side of a hill, line it with pine straw, put in the cabbages, cover with pine straw and a foot and a half of dirt. In January we could dig them out as needed. This cultivar is still widely available and excellent for cooking. It is not as good for raw uses as the ballhead types.

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