Cabbage Offenham 2 Seeds
Cabbage Offenham 2 Seeds
Cabbage Offenham 2 Seeds
Cabbage Offenham 2 Seeds
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Cabbage 'Offenham 2' Seeds

Several months of fresh and flavourful veg!
  • A favourite old variety for spring and autumn harvests.
  • Superb flavour both as young ‘greens’ and mature, hearted cabbages.
  • Excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • No wastage – the outer leaves are as tasty and nutritious as the hearts.
  • Supplied as a packet of 350 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors.

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One of the most versatile cabbages you can grow, ‘Offenham 2’ is a favourite old variety that is guaranteed to give you plentiful supplies of super quality, tasty green heads over several months of the year.

With two main cropping seasons, it can be picked young and tender as ‘spring’ greens or left to mature into larger, more compact cabbages, with pointed hearts set on a short, thick stalk. Sowing in the spring will yield young ‘greens’ from September onwards, maturing to ‘hearted’ cabbages into November. Summer sowings will produce ‘greens’ from early spring, leaving others to grow to ‘hearted’ cabbages that are ready from April to May.

At whatever time you choose to harvest, the dark green leaves have a fabulously rich flavour, whether used raw in salads and coleslaw or traditionally steamed, boiled or braised. Hearty and healthy, they are packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. There is little or no wastage – the outer leaves are as good to eat as those further in, and contain even greater concentrations of nutrients.

These hardy cabbages will thrive in a sunny position in well-cultivated, moisture-retentive soil with good drainage, although are best not planted in soil that has been manured in the preceding 12 months.

Supplied as a packet of 350 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors in a seed tray or outdoors in a seed bed. Grows to 25cm (10in) height and spread.

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Supplied as a packet of 350 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.
Seeds should not be eaten.

Plant Care Information

Top Tips

  • Apply a high nitrogen fertiliser in early spring to give over-wintered plants a welcome boost.
  • Eat the outer dark green leaves, as these have the most nutrients.
  • As with all brassicas, crop rotation will help deter pests and diseases.

Care Information

How to grow Cabbage

  • Sow outdoors, March to May, thinly in a seed bed, 1.5cm (½in) deep, directly into finely prepared, well-cultivated soil that has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Water well until plants are established. Transplant 45cm (18in) apart when plants are about 10cm (4in) tall. Allow 45cm (18in) between rows. Plant firmly and water well.
  • Or sow indoors, March to May, 0.5cm (¼in) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse. Keep moist. Transplant 5cm (2in) apart to other trays when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May to July, into well-cultivated, fertile soil.
  • Harvest July to August sowings as ‘greens’ in February or March, or ‘hearted’ from April to May. Harvest March to May sowings as ‘greens’ from September to November.

Aftercare

  • Once plants are established, feed every 14 days with a potash-rich fertiliser.
  • Keep well watered, watering the soil rather than directly onto the leaves.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
25 cm
25 cm
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