Red Drumhead Cabbage Seeds

Red Drumhead

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A well-loved, deep red heirloom dating from the 1860s. Stores well and is especially suited for pickling.



Red Drumhead Cabbage Seeds

[120 days] One of our favourite heirloom pickling cabbages, Red Drumhead is super easy to grow and yields beautiful densely-packed heads from late summer on. Its leaves are a gorgeous deep purple-red and the hearts a striking dark red.

The colour, texture, and ability to hold its flavour make Red Drumhead ideal for both cooking and pickling. It also creates a colourful accent to raw dishes and salads.

Spring planted, this variety matures from September through to Christmas. It also stores well.

Common Questions

How long does it take for Red Drumhead cabbage seeds to germinate? Sow your Red Drumhead 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 Red Drumhead cabbage seeds before sowing? Some gardeners believe that soaking your Red Drumhead cabbage seeds for 24 hours can decrease the time taken to germinate.

What are good companion vegetables to plant next to Red Drumhead cabbage? Cabbage tends to grow well whencompanion planted with beetroot, celery, dill, rosemary, beans, peas and lettuce. Avoid planting near strawberries, tomatoes and garlic!

Red Drumhead Details

Average Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots / Trays
Days to Maturity
100 - 120 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Optional for Overwinter Crop
Packet Seed Count
Recommended Soil pH

Sow and Harvest Times

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