Caraflex is a ‘must grow’ for anyone looking for exceptional leaf size and quality. Its unusual pointed shape allows you to space plants close, or grow it as a mini head. The 1½ - 2 lb. heads have mild, very sweet flavored leaves reminiscent of lettuce - great for wraps and fresh salads. High Resistance to Fusarium Yellows.
TO START INDOORS
Start seeds 4 to 5 weeks before last spring frost. Sow 1 inch apart in seed starting mix, cover 1/2 inch deep and keep evenly moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out. When several inches tall, transplant seedlings 10 inches apart into rich soil in full sun, after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.
TO START DIRECTLY OUTDOORS
When all danger of frost is over, plant in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 10 inches apart in rows spaced 1 foot apart. When seedlings are several inches tall, thin to 1 strong plant every 10 inches. Mild Winter Areas: Sow again midsummer for a fall crop.
Cabbage needs full sun and rich, well-drained soil to produce firm, sweet heads. To avoid stunting growth, don’t let seedlings get crowded before thinning or transplanting. Keep weeded and evenly watered. Feed monthly with fish emulsion or any high nitrogen fertilizer. Use non-toxic B.T. (Bacillus thuringiensis) for caterpillar pests. Floating row covers provide a good barrier method to exclude pests. Remove covers when heads begin to form.
Soil temperature: 70 - 75 degrees fahrenheit
Seeding depth: 0.25 - 0.5 inches
Germination days: 4 - 10 days
Weeks indoor: 5 - 6 weeks
Maturation days: 70 days