Cabbage Caraflex F1

No of Seeds (Approx.): 25
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Cabbage Caraflex F1 is a fast growing sweetheart or 'Hispi' cabbage.

Hispi cabbage is a sweeter, pointy shaped, green cabbage also known as hearted or sweetheart cabbage. The plant has a large pointed head, grow up to 40cm tall and spread up to 50cm wide. They are a fast growing veg and versatile for sowing (Jan to June) and harvesting (June to September).

When to sow Sow successionally from January to June. Early sowings should be under a cloche, in a propagator on a windowsill or in a greenhouse.
Where to Sow Sow seed thinly in a prepared seed bed in shallow drills 1.5cm (3/4") deep. Keep well watered. Once the seeds have germinated, thin the seedlings to 8cm (3in) between each plant ensuring they are planted firmly and deep to anchor them in the soil.
What to do Next When the seedlings are between 6 and 8cm high ( 2.5 to 3in) high they are ready for transplanting to their final growing site. Water well the day before transplanting. 
Harvest June to October.
Handy Tips Cover young plants 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. 
Companion Planting Mint: Useful against Cabbage White Butterflies, Aphids and Flea Beetles, Thyme: To ward off Cabbage worm. Also useful: Sage, Oregano, and Nasturtium.
Nutritional Information Excellent source of vitamins A, C and B, Iron and Potassium. The darkest leaves contain the most nutrients. Low in calories!
Serving Suggestion The use for the mature cabbages are endless - a few suggestions would be to use them in coleslaw, a stir fry, spring rolls ,soups and stews however Hispi cabbage is also excellent cut from whole into quarters and roasted with a myriad of your favourite flavourings!



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