The King of Vertus, is a fast growing French Savoy cabbage with great ability to fit in. The deeply blue-green, rounded outer leaves hide a mild, sweet interior. The head which is flattened round, weighs ab. 1.5kg (3 lbs.). Vertus is reliable and easy to grow and yields a firm, fine head but is not quite as hardy in winter as the later sorts. A portion contains about 200 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Brassica oleracea var. sabauda|
|Botanic family:||The Mustard Family - Brassicaceae|
|Days to maturity:||80|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: March–June|
|Sowing depth:||1 cm|
|Germination time:||4–7 days|
|Plant spacing:||30–40 cm|
|Row spacing:||50–70 cm|
SowingSow thinly indoors or in a hotbed, about 1cm deep, 4-6 weeks before setting out the plants as planned! The seeds want warmth when germinating, preferably just above 20°C. After sprouting they should be in a light, cool and airy place to avoid lankiness and attacks by root-neck rot but not lower than 14°C for any length of time. Low temperature increases the risk of bolters a lot. Temper the plants gradually before setting them, when the risk of frost is just about over. Most kinds of cabbage can handle a night of light frost. Set out the seedlings a little deeper and tread down the soil preventing the cabbage flies laying their eggs. Many early sorts can be sown directly as soon as the soil has warmed up. Do not allow the sowing to dry out and look out for the flea-beetles.
SpacingKeep a mutual distance of 5 cm when growing seedlings. 30-40 cm between the plants and 50-70 cm between the rows.
HarvestThe Savoy cabbage can bear cold well without being damaged. It can even winter under the snow, but must thaw out completely before harvesting for storage. The Savoy cabbage keeps until early spring if hung root up in a ground cellar and it is a delicacy, lightly poached with butter and parsley.
Seed1g är 250-350 frön. Till 1000 plantor behövs ca. 8g, vilket också räcker till att bredså minst 1m2 i bänk. Vid direktsådd på friland åtgår ca. 4g till 100 sträckmeter.
A portion contains about 200 seeds.