Seeds - Cabbage, Mermaid's Tale OG (F)



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Description: Delectable diversity: Each head of Mermaid’s Tale, like each of us, is a unique expression of deliciously never-before-seen cabbage! Savour a vivid spectrum of light lime to emerald heads, each leaf veined lilac-lavender to rich burgundy, each one a kaleidoscope of colour. Diversity unfolds as their conical shape may be sharp or subtle with mild, bright flavour and crisp-tender texture. A cross between Kalibos and an early green cone-headed cabbage, Mermaid’s Tale matures quickly though not all at once, ideal for moving beyond the industrial plant expectations of modernity. Mermaid’s Tale v.1 is the third generation of the cross with many, many more to come. 

Thanks to Fruition Seeds for this amazing introduction! 

Pack Size: 50 seeds per pack

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Main Uses: Culinary

Days to Maturity: 65 - 80 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 20 - 30 cm ( 8 - 12 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 4 - 7 days at 15 - 22ºC.
Indoors: 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost. Provide warmth until germination then moves to a cooler yet sunny spot or under lights. Apply Sea Magic™ from first watering.
Outdoors: Direct seed once the soil is workable.
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Spacing: Spacing seedlings 12" apart in rows 18'' apart.
Direct Seed Spacing: Sow seeds 3" apart in rows 18" apart. Thin seedlings to 12".
Planting Out: Plant in well-drained fertile soil once seedlings are established and risk of frost has passed.

Growing in Containers: May be grown in large pots or raised beds.

Fertilizing (Containers): Plant in a compost soil mix, then supplement regularly with a balanced organic fertilizer.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply as the soil becomes dry to the touch. During the hot months, check daily.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Not suited to mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water new transplants regularly to establish roots. Once established, water deeply as required.

Pest/Disease Issues: Protect from flea beetles by using floating row covers, from planting time. Use BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) to control cabbage moths.

Suitability for Indoors: Cabbage can be grown indoors, but this is a specialized project.

What about Grow Lights? Grow lights are required to grow this crop indoors.

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