Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 'Durham Early'
Cabbage 'Durham Early'
Brassica oleracea Cabbage 'Durham Early' is probably one of the most well-known and reliable spring varieties. It produces firm, pointed, well flavoured hearts on compact plants. This compact variety also be sown or planted closely for delicious 'spring greens' ready to harvest from February. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 35cm (14in).
|Botanical name||Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)|
|Common name||Cabbage 'Durham Early'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds July to August for overwintering or in spring for summer cutting. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (½in) deep in drills 23cm (9in) apart in soil raked to a fine tilth and which contains plenty of compost or manure. It may also be beneficial to rake in 1g/sq.m (3oz/sq yd) of a balanced fertiliser. Transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle, spacing by 30-38cm (12-15in) each way or at 10cm (4in) apart for 'spring greens'.Water regularly, especially in dry periods. Hoe between plants as required. To avoid danger of clubroot, grow your brassicas (cabbages, sprouts, cauliflowers, etc) on a different site each year.|