Red Acre Cabbage Seed
Todd's Seeds is pleased to offer the Red Acre Cabbage Seed, a popular choice for its vibrant color and compact size. This variety produces small to medium-sized heads with a deep red-purple hue, adding a splash of color and a burst of flavor to any dish. Red Acre cabbage is not only visually stunning but also boasts a dense, flavorful texture. It's an excellent choice for gardeners with limited space, as it grows well in smaller gardens and even containers, without sacrificing quality or taste.
- **Sowing Time:** Best when sown indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or directly outdoors in early summer.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seedlings 12-18 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Expect germination within 5-10 days at 65-75°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Ensure consistent soil moisture, particularly during head formation.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun is ideal.
- **Fertilizing:** Apply a balanced fertilizer as needed.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest when heads are firm and have reached a good size, usually in the late summer or fall.
Red Acre Cabbage is a nutritional powerhouse:
- **Rich in Vitamins and Minerals:** Especially high in vitamins C and K, and a good source of dietary fiber.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** The red pigment provides additional health benefits, including antioxidants.
- **Low in Calories:** An excellent addition to a weight-conscious diet.
- **Digestive Health:** High in fiber, which promotes healthy digestion.
Red Acre cabbage is versatile in the kitchen:
- **Salads and Slaws:** Adds color and crunch to fresh salads.
- **Cooking:** Great for sautéing, grilling, or adding to soups and stews.
- **Pickling and Fermenting:** Ideal for making colorful sauerkraut or kimchi.
**Delicious Recipe: Red Acre Cabbage Stir-Fry**
A quick and easy way to enjoy Red Acre cabbage is in a vibrant stir-fry.
- 1 head of Red Acre cabbage, shredded
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Soy sauce, to taste
- Optional: sesame seeds, sliced peppers, or other vegetables
1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
2. Add onion and garlic, sautéing until softened.
3. Add shredded cabbage (and other vegetables if desired), stir-frying until crisp-tender.
4. Season with soy sauce and serve hot.
The Red Acre Cabbage Seed from Todd's Seeds is perfect for gardeners and cooks who appreciate the beauty and flavor of red cabbage, along with the added benefit of a compact growing habit.
1 Packet: 5g