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Incredibly reliable overwintering green cabbage. Plant it in the autumn and reap a splendid spring harvest of dark green leafy heads and tender, pointed hearts.
Wheelers Imperial Cabbage Seeds
[240 Days] Also known as the “sweet heart cabbage,” Wheeler’s Imperial is an English heritage variety that remains one of the best varieties for overwintering. Bred by George Wheeler of Warminster in Wiltshire circa 1844, this cabbage likes the cold and can be harvested in February as “spring greens” or as hearted cabbaged from April on. The hearts are compact and firm, yet tender and they have a delightful flavour.
Can also be planted in the spring for an autumn crop.
How long does it take for cabbage seeds to germinate? Sow your Wheelers Imperial 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 Wheelers Imperial 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 Wheelers Imperial cabbage? Wheelers Imperial cabbage tends to grow well whencompanion planted with beetroot, celery, dill, rosemary, beans, peas and lettuce. Avoid planting near strawberries, tomatoes and garlic!
Wheelers Imperial Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 240 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times