Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 'Ruby Ball'
Red Cabbage - F1 Hybrid 'Ruby Ball'
Brassica oleracea Red Cabbage 'Ruby Ball' is an early maturing, vigorous and uniform variety with deep red, solid and compact heads. The remarkably sweet flavour and high quality makes it ideal for cooking as well as pickling. For late summer/autumn cropping.
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)|
|Common name||Red Cabbage - F1 Hybrid 'Ruby Ball'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds outdoors in a well prepared seed bed in early spring. Sow seeds thinly 12mm ( ½in) deep in rows 23cm (9in) apart. If the soil is dry water well and allow to drain before sowing. Transplant at the 5-6 leaf stage 60cm (24in) apart in rows 60cm (24in) apart. The soil should be firm and contain plenty of well rotted compost etc, preferably from a previous crop, it should also be well limed.Hoe regularly and don't allow the soil to dry out. From a late winter sowing under glass the heads are ready in July.|