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A lovely savoy cabbage that stands well and when planted in late spring, lasts well into the following March.
Ormskirk Cabbage Seeds
[75 days from transplant] First developed in England in 1899, the Ormskirk savoy is an old heritage variety that has a pale green centre and fine, blue-green outer leaves. Its texture is quite firm and crunchy, with a tenderness that brings out its fine flavour when cooked. Like all Lancashire cabbages, the Ormskirk doesn’t mind severe weather and will make it through the harshest winter without so much as the hint of a crack. It matures in November, can be harvested in most years all the way through March, and can stand for weeks without splitting. In fact, the timing of its maturity and it’s fine nutty flavour makes it the perfect Christmas cabbage.
How long does it take for Ormskirk cabbage seeds to germinate? Ormskirk cabbage seeds should have finished the germination cycle after approximately 8 days.
Why is my Ormskirk cabbage dying? If the temperature gets too hot or your Ormskirk cabbage is lacking water then these can be causes of wilting. Cabbage needs about 1 and a half inches of water per week with constant care to make sure the soil is moist during the warmer season.
How can you prevent bugs from eating your Ormskirk cabbage? You can help eliminate flies by covering your Ormskirk crops with mesh nets. This can stop a fly from laying it's eggs, you just need to make sure that it is secure and sealed all the way round to prevent access.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 20 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 75 - 95 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times