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Cabbage 'Kilaton' F1 Hybrid (Autumn)

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

Hardy Annual

It has taken over 18 years of conventional breeding to develop a variety that can combat the devastating brassica disease Clubroot, and this superb variety is the most resistant we have ever grown on our trials. This clubroot resistant cabbage produces excellent quality, 2kg, autumn ballheads with a solid, dense structure. Cabbage 'Kilaton' is superb for making coleslaws, salads or steaming. This F1 hybrid variety will stand outdoors over a long period, and once harvested stores well without any deterioration to its delicious flavour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing cabbages with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Sowing Months:
April, May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (20 cabbage seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £3.99

Sow autumn cabbage seed indoors seed from March to May. Alternatively direct sow outdoors from late March into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 13mm (½") and distance of 23cm (9") between rows.


Indoors, sow seed at a depth of 12mm (½") in trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost and cover with a layer of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 4 -7 days. Once germinated, grow Cabbage plants on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and plants are large enough to be transplanted with 2-3 true leaves.


Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting cabbage in moist, rich, well drained soil in full sun. A fertile soil is essential as cabbages require high levels of nitrogen. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. Plant cabbages at a distance of 50cm (20") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Place a collar around the stem of each plant to prevent cabbage root fly attacks. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

Water cabbages regularly, particularly during dry periods. Feed throughout the growing season with a high nitrogen feed. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. Draw earth up around the base of each stem to prevent wind rock and improve the plants stability. Harvest Autumn Cabbages from late summer once the heads have matured. Culinary note: Vitamin rich cabbages are particularly high in iron and potassium, but also low in calories.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. 3 years of growin them they wight LB 8-9

    By philip eastwood 11-01-2015

    I have grown them for the first time, I've had my allotment over 4 years now and I live up on the Pennines. We get wind frost etc. and they stop out til January time, I plant them out 2 weeks into May, feed with old muck and dress with lime before planting and they look after themselves. They are 8-9lb, solid like a cannon ball.

    Natalie
    12/01/15

    Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.

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