Cabbage Red Lodero F1 is the first red cabbage that is resistant to club root. Tight, rounded heads of purple-red leaves are produced with good uniformity. This superb maincrop can be harvested from late autumn as the heads mature, and will store well after cutting. Cabbage ‘Lodero’ has a good depth of flavour. It makes excellent coleslaw and the leaves retain their colour when steamed.
Red Cabbage is good for you as it contains compounds that are thought to protect against Alzheimer's by reducing the build-up of certain plaques in the brain that may cause Alzheimer's. (The nutrient levels are reduced when the cabbage is cooked but they are still high compared to other veg).
If you have any Cabbage Red Lodero seeds left sow as a micro-green - they are ready to harvest quickly & the little red shoots pack a punch and look lovely on a dinner plate.
Cabbage Red Lodero Vegetable Seed Information
||Approx 20 seeds per pack.
A sunny site in well-consolidated ground. Dig in autumn and add well-rotted manure then as they do not like freshly manured soil. Allow a crop rotation of 2 years between sowing brassicas in the same ground to prevent build-up of pest/diseases.
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Early sowings (Feb/Mar) can be sown undercover in modules at 13C and pricked out into individual pots when about 6cm tall. They can then be transplanted outside in May after a period of 'hardening off' at a distance of 45cm x 45cm. Later sowings should be sown thinly direct into a well-prepared seedbed in a drill 1cm deep, in rows 15cm apart. If the soil is dry water it well and allow to drain before sowing. Seedlings appear 7-12 days. Thin seedlings to 6cm apart when large enough to handle. Transplant into final position when 5-6 leaves have grown, spacing 45cm apart, in rows 45cm apart. Add a general-purpose fertiliser before sowing by gently raking in, do not fork in as cabbages like well-consolidated ground. Water hole well before planting and after.
Early sowings late August to Sept.
||August to October
When to Sow Cabbage Red Lodero Vegetable Seeds
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