Amarant Red Cabbage

Brassica oleracea

$4.45

Pkt (≈75 seeds)
Certified Organic
70 days. Amarant’s stunning purple color and dense, compact heads make it a winning variety among open-pollinated cabbages. Bred recently by Kulturrsaat Biodynamic Seed Initiative in Germany, this purple cabbage is heat tolerant, allowing for early and main season growing. Amarant stores well, too - it’ll still be good for a couple months into the winter. Sweet and creamy when cooked, Amarant is a great addition to all cabbage-related dishes in the kitchen and makes a gorgeous kraut. Grace loves cooking it into stir fries - see her recipe here!

Start cabbage seeds indoors 4/1 at 72-85° (can use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-8. Transplant outside 5/1, 18” apart. Or, sow cabbage seeds directly outside anytime 5/1 – 7/15. If sowing seeds outside, plant 3-4 seeds together in a group ¼ ” deep, spaced 18” between groups. Keep seeds evenly moist until germination. Thin to the strongest plant in each group. Protect cabbage plants from deer, groundhogs, and rabbits. Cabbage plants may be eaten by several different species of caterpillars. If they cause damage, hand remove caterpillars or spray organic BT.