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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? Sow your Ormskirk 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 Ormskirk cabbage seeds before sowing? Some gardeners believe that soaking your cabbage seeds for 24 hours can decrease the time taken to germinate.
What are good companion vegetables to plant next to Ormskirk cabbage? Ormskirk cabbage tends to grow well whencompanion planted with beetroot, celery, dill, rosemary, beans, peas and lettuce. Avoid planting near strawberries, tomatoes and garlic!
- 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