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Red Drumhead Cabbage Seeds
  • 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.

  • Plant Size

    Height Up To 40cm - Spread Up To 40cm

  • Hardiness & Longevity


  • Ideal For

    Beds and Greenhouses

  • Position In

    Full Sun


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 to germinate? Red Drumhead takes around 10 days to germinate once your seeds have been sown into trays. Your plants soil will need to be around 16-21°C to provide the best conditions to start sprouting.

Can you grow Red Drumhead in hot weather? Red Drumhead prefer cooler weather but can tolerate temperatures up to 25°C. Any warmer. If the weather begins to get hotter you will find that your cabbage crops may not produce as many heads.

How to stop cabbage worms attacking your Red Drumhead crops? You can mix equal parts baking soda and flour to lightly dust your plants that are suffering from cabbage worms. This mix is proven to kill the pests and stop infestations from occurring.

Sow and Harvest Times

Plant out:

Product Features

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots or Trays
Days to Maturity
100 - 120 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Optional for Overwinter Crop
Number of Seeds Per Packet
Recommended Soil pH
5.6 - 6.6


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