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Quick-growing compact cabbage that makes particularly great coleslaw and sauerkraut. Super early and great for smaller gardens that don’t have much space.
Golden Acre Cabbage Seeds
[65 days] An old heirloom variety that produces dense, grey-green heads that are slightly larger than softballs (3-5 lbs). References to it can be found in seed catalogues as early as 1927, where they say “This Danish variety is highly praised by all who have grown it.” It’s a first-early cabbage and grows so quickly, the slugs and other pests don’t have much of a chance to take hold. It also happens to grow quite compactly, making it the cabbage of choice for gardens without a lot of room.
Tastes great fresh and has delicious butter undertones mixed with a sweet, spicy flavour when cooked.
As a first-early variety, it’s generally slightly larger than Early Bird and comes on earlier than Copenhagen.
'Yellows' disease resistant.
Delicious raw, steamed, stir-fried, or krauted. Not great for storing.
How long does it take for Golden Acre cabbage seeds to germinate? Sow your Golden Acre cabbage seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost of the spring. The seeds will germinate in around 5 to 8 days.
Does Golden Acre cabbage need a lot of water? Golden Acre cabbage plants need a consistent source of water, prefering for the soil to be moist at all times. You need to ensure that your soil is not soggy and maintained to produce leafy heads. You can achieve this by giving your cabbage 1 and a half inches of water at the base of your plant once a week. If you find that the soil is drying quicker then you can water more often.
How long does it take for Golden Acre cabbage head to form? You should expect your cabbage heads to start producing heads around 71 days after the germination cycle.
Golden Acre Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 70 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times