Golden Acre Cabbage is an heirloom, open-pollinated cabbage variety with a compact plant that makes it a great option for tight spaces or smaller containers. This variety has a smaller footprint compared to other cabbage varieties, which allows for closer plant spacing. It also makes it a great option for raised bed or container gardens.
Golden Acre Cabbage is early-maturing and produces heads that average 2-3 lbs each with a 6-7″ diameter. The heads are firm and dense with a medium-green coloration. This is a great variety for any raw preparations including homemade slaw and sauerkraut.
Cabbage will grow best in areas where weeds are kept to a minimum. Cabbage is moderately frost-tolerant and performs better when planted in cooler weather. Cabbage will tend to bolt in warmer temperatures. Plant cabbage early in spring for a late spring/early summer harvest, or plant in late summer/early fall for a fall harvest. Cabbage are heavy feeders and require a considerable amount of nitrogen for larger heads. For best results, inject or soil drench with a balanced fertilizer at least once every two weeks. If smaller heads are desired, less fertilizer will be adequate.
Golden Acre may be direct-seeded or transplanted, although we suggest transplanting. Transplanting allows for more consistent plant spacing and prevents seedlings from competing with weeds in the early stages of the plant. We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Katarina Cabbage transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
Golden Acre Cabbage Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed or transplant
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 12″
Row Spacing: 2-3′
Days to Maturity: 65
Disease Resistance: None