A perfect open-pollinated variety for our Canadian climate!
A perfect open-pollinated variety for our Canadian climate that forms up quickly to convenient 1-1.8 kg (2.2-4 lb) head. Red Express has an eye-pleasing uniform colour with very tight leaf formation. This is a very early cabbage variety that is ideal for smaller gardens.
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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
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Length of Row Packet
One packet sows approximately 20 m (66') when seedlings are thinned to a 40-50cm (16-18