Gonzales Cabbage Plant Info – How To Grow Gonzales Cabbage

Gonzales Cabbage Plant Info – How To Grow Gonzales Cabbage

By: Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Gonzales cabbage variety is a green, early season hybridthat is common in European grocery stores. The mini heads measure 4 to 6 inches(10 to 15 cm.) and take 55 to 66 days to mature. The firm, softball-size headsmean less waste. They are a perfect size for most family-size cabbage meals andhave a sweet, spicy taste. Read on to learn how to grow Gonzales cabbage plantsin your garden.

Growing Gonzales Cabbages

This cabbageplant is moderately easy to grow indoors or by directly sowing in soiloutdoors. The cold hardy cabbage (USDA zones 2 to 11) can be grown in spring,fall or winter and can tolerate a hardfrost. Seeds should germinate within seven to 12 days. The Gonzales cabbageplant also is suitable for container culture.

To grow indoors, start seeds four to six weeks before thelast frost. Sow seeds two to three per cell in soil temperature between 65- and75-degrees F. (18 and 24 C.). Fertilize seedlings every seven to 10 days with awater-soluble fertilizer at ¼ recommended strength. Move the transplantsoutside before the last frost.

To sow Gonzales cabbage outdoors in spring, wait till soilis warmed to 50 degrees F. (10 C.). For fall planting, sow in midsummer. Choosea site that receives six to eight hours of full sun each day. In soil enrichedwith organic matter, space two to three seeds 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm.)apart in rows.

When seedlings emerge, thin to the strongest seedling perspace. Plants reach 8 to 12 inches tall (20 to 30 cm.) and 8 to 10 inches wide(20 to 25 cm.).

Provide consistent water and fertilizer. Mulch to retainmoisture and deter weeds.

Harvestthe heads when light pressure feels firm as soon as possible to prevent splitting.

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On average, your frost-free growing season starts Feb 26 and ends Dec 1, totalling 279 days. You will find both Spring and Fall planting guides on this page.

Plant onion starts and potatoes around December 28. Sow the seeds of peas (sugar snap and english) at the same time. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws.

Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Start these indoors around December 18. Then, around February 22 you should start watching the weather forecast and, as soon as no frost is forecast, go ahead and transplant those into the ground.

Okay, now here are the cold, hard numbers, along with specific plants:

CropSow seeds indoorsTransplant seedlings into the gardenDirect sow seeds
Asparagusn/aJan 12 - Jan 27n/a
Beansn/an/aFeb 26 - Mar 25
Beetsn/an/aJan 1 - Jan 15
BroccoliDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
Brussel SproutsDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
CabbageDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
Cantaloupen/an/aFeb 12 - Feb 26
Carrotsn/an/aJan 15 - Feb 12
CauliflowerDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
Chardn/an/aJan 15 - Jan 29
CollardsDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
Cornn/an/aFeb 26 - Mar 11
Cucumbersn/an/aFeb 26 - Mar 11
EggplantsDec 18 - Jan 1Feb 26 - Mar 11n/a
Gourds, Squash and Pumpkinsn/an/aFeb 26 - Mar 11
KaleDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
KohlrabiDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
LettuceDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 15 - Feb 12Jan 15 - Feb 12
MustardDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12n/a
Okran/an/aFeb 26 - Mar 11
OnionsDec 11 - Dec 18Dec 28 - Jan 27n/a
Peas (English)n/an/aDec 28 - Jan 27
Peas (Southern)n/an/aFeb 26 - Mar 25
Peas (Sugar Snap)n/an/aDec 28 - Jan 27
PeppersDec 18 - Jan 1Feb 26 - Mar 11n/a
Potatoesn/an/aDec 28 - Jan 27
Radishesn/an/aJan 12 - Mar 11
SpinachDec 18 - Jan 1Jan 29 - Feb 12Jan 12 - Feb 12
Sweet Potatoesn/aFeb 26 - Mar 18n/a
TomatoesDec 18 - Jan 1Feb 26 - Mar 11n/a
Watermelonn/an/aFeb 26 - Mar 11

Most tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, for example, require around 100 days to harvest, therefore you'd want to transplant those into the ground around August 23. Anyway, it's important to remember that the numbers in this fall planting guide are only a starting point for you! Good luck and good gardening to you.

Fall is the time to plant garlic. Around October 17, take your cloves apart and plant the toes about 3 to 4 inches deep. This may not be accurate! Garlic dates vary wildly around the country. The way to be sure is to use a soil thermometer. When the soil temperature is 60° at a depth of 4 inches, then plant your garlic.

Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around September 22, but because of the heat during that time of year, it's better to start them indoors around August 3 and then transplant them into the garden around September 12. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Sow peas directly around September 17.

Okay, now here are the cold, hard numbers, along with specific plants:


Savoy Cabbage

The Savoy cabbage is a type of green cabbage with wrinkly leaves

The Savoy cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. sabauda L.) is a type of green cabbage with crinkly blueish-green leaves. Many people prefer Savoy cabbage to regular cabbage due to its milder taste and tender leaves.

Savoy cabbages tend to be smaller in size to regular green cabbages. They slice well and keep their texture and color even during cooking. This is the perfect cabbage for using raw in salads or adding to stir-fries.

Apart from the wrinkly leaves, one difference between Savoy cabbages and regular cabbage is the loosely packed leaves that form a small round head. Similar to other cabbage varieties, Savoy cabbages are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Savoy varieties of cabbage are a late-fall type and will grow well even in cold conditions. For best results, you should make sure that they get full sun while growing.

The ‘Savoy Express’ is a mini-type of cabbage that has sweeter, less bitter taste than other cabbages. This cultivar has light green leaves and a white center. The mini Savoy heads weigh between 1 and 1.5 lbs (0.45 – 0.6 kg).

Other popular Savoy cultivars include the ‘Savoy King,’ ‘Winter King,’ and ‘Tundra.’


14. Bilko

Here is another choice for a Napa that can be ready to harvest in 54-60 days. It is slightly larger than Rubicon, typically measuring 12 inches, and it’s known for being resistant to several diseases, such as clubroot, black speck, and fusarium yellows.

Bilko has a barrel-shaped head with a mild, sweet taste with pale green leaves. It does best when you grow it from the summer into the fall.


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