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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 into module trays and they should have finished the germination process after 8 days. Transplant the seedlings to the garden when they are around 6 inches tall.
Should you soak cabbage seeds before sowing? Some gardeners believe that soaking your Golden Acre cabbage seeds for 24 hours can decrease the time taken to germinate.
What are good companion vegetables to plant next to Golden Acre cabbage? Cabbage tends to grow well whencompanion planted with beetroot, celery, dill, rosemary, beans, peas and lettuce. Avoid planting near strawberries, tomatoes and garlic!
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