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Chinese Mini Tender Gold Cabbage is an early to mature variety getting ready in 47- 50 days. It is tender with a sweet flavor. The exterior leaves are medium green with bright white ribs and the interior is yellow. It is slower to bolt compared to other cabbage varieties. This variety yields 11oz to 1 lb heads. It is tolerant of downy mildew and TMV (tobacco mosiac virus).
Cabbages prefer cooler weather and will survive light frost. They can be grown in regular garden soil that is fertile and enriched with humus. Light, sandy soil is good for early crops. Experienced gardeners usually plant 2 or 3 varieties that mature in sequence to provide a succession of heads. Be careful, however, not to set out too many plants because heads go out of prime eating condition pretty fast. Water the transplants right after planting. Cultivate very shallow every couple of weeks to keep weeds down. Cabbage uses a lot of the nourishment from the soil, so a 5-10-5 fertilizer should be dusted between the rows a month after planting at 25 lbs. per 1,000 sq. feet then watered in well.
Spacing: Plant 12″ part in 24″ rows.
Height: Grows 5″-6″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Cabbage is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber.
Tips: Spring Cabbages should be picked before hot weather causes the heads to split.
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit
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