No cabbage is rounder, denser, or more delicious!
Tightly packed, deep red heads with great wrapper protection!
Variety: Cairo Hybrid
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
Days to Maturity: 85
Fruit Color: Red
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Plant Height: 24 in
Plant Width: 20 in
Fruit Length: 8 in
Fruit Weight: 48
Additional Characteristics: Cool Season,?Edible
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Black Rot
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
85 days from transplanted seedlings. Of all the red cabbages we grew and visited in trial gardens across the country, Cairo Hybrid was far and away the best in every category. It looks terrific, offers densely packed heads for great value, boasts an unrivalled disease resistance package, and has a mild flavor the whole family will love!
These burgundy heads range from 3 to 6 pounds and average about 8 inches in diameter. They’re heavier than they look, because the leaves are so tightly wrapped around the small central core. Excellent wrapper leaf protection minimizes your risk of sunscald and keeps the leaves beneath it crisp, sweet, and tender. There’s literally no better-looking red cabbage anywhere!
But a cabbage is only as good as its flavor, and Cairo has a mild, satisfying bite with no aftertaste. In taste tests, it was the consistent winner. And talk about plate appeal — these rich red leaves are eye-catching from a distance!
Best of all, from a gardener’s point of view, is the disease resistance this rough-and-ready hybrid offers. It is unfazed by both Fusarium and Black Rot, which between them take out many a red cabbage every year! You’ll spend less time tending Cairo than any cabbage you’ve ever grown — it’s THAT gardenworthy!
This plant reaches 24 inches high and about 20 inches wide, with an upright habit and a get-up-and-grow attitude toward life you’ll love. You can’t go wrong with Cairo!
Cabbage is a cool-season crop, sown in early spring for early-summer harvest or in mid- to late summer for fall harvest. Where winters are mild, it can be sown nearly year-round, except during the hot summer months. Start indoors or direct-sow, spacing plants 2 feet apart for large heads, 1 to 1? feet apart for smaller heads. Before planting, prepare the soil well with fertilizer, and add a dose of ammonium nitrate about a month into the growth season. Harvest the heads when they are firm and brightly colored. Plants may form smaller side-heads after the main head is harvested. Pkt is 50 seeds.