Outstanding quality and a uniform, tender, fine-grained head make this a popular variety.
Danish Ballhead produces outstanding quality and uniform, tender, fine-grained heads - all the reasons why this is such a popular variety. Medium to large heads grow to 20 cm (8") in diameter and weigh on average 2.5 kgs (5.5 lbs). This long storing variety is excellent for kraut, cooking and slaw production. Introduced in the late 1880's.
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How To Grow
300 seeds/gram Sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix 5 weeks before last frost date. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep and keep at 20 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period. Grow on at a slightly cooler temperature then harden off and plant outside in late May. Space plants 45 cm (18") apart in rows with the rows 75 cm (30") apart.
Biennial Harvested as an Annual
Days to Emergence
7 to 10
Days to Harvest
Degree of Difficulty
Prior Experience Beneficial
Length of Row Packet
One packet sows approximately 20 m (66') when seedlings are thinned to a 40-50cm (16-18