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Long Island Imporved (1890) (Heirloom Variety)

  • Brand: General
  • Product Code: 46
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1.99

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Pkt(Approx 300 seeds)
10g (Approx 2500 seeds)

A delicious vegetable for fall and winter use. Have a mild cabbage taste, but are far more tender and tasty. Frost improves their flavor. In most areas they are grown for fall harvest. Good fresh or frozen.

Plants produce a heavy crop of delicious blue-green sprouts that are extremely cold hardy. Frost improves flavor. Plant in early spring for a fall crop in the North. The Vitamin-rich heads are delicious when used fresh or frozen.

This cool-weather relative to cabbage is easy to grow, producing a large head. The vitamin-rich head is actually a cluster of tiny flower buds. After the head is harvested, it "sprouts" numerous smaller heads. Sow in early spring or fall, or plant transplants. Delicious fresh, frozen, raw or steamed!

  • Planting Depth: 1/4" (6mm)
  • Seed Spacing: 1/2" (12mm)
  • Spacing Between Rows: 30" (76cm)
  • Days to Germination: 7-14
  • Spacing After Thinning: 24-30" (60-75cm)
  • Days to Maturity: 95

When and Where to Plant: Plant seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, keeping soil temperature in the mid-70's. Grow in full sun. Shift hardened transplants to garden shortly after last frost.

Care: Water regularly and fertilize every 4-6 weeks.

Harvest: As sprouts develop from bottom, break off lower leaves to encourage heavier production.

Your Health: More vitamin C than an orange! Also high in vitamins A, B, and B2, calcium, iron and potassium.