Save space in the garden and grow just the right amount of cabbage for your needs!
Just 6 inches in diameter, it’s great for a single or couple serving.
Species: oleracea capitata
Variety: ‘Gonzales Hybrid’
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
Days to Maturity: 55
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Fruit Diameter: 6 in
Fruit Weight: 16
Additional Characteristics: Cool Season,?Direct Sow,?Edible,?Season Extenders
Foliage Color: Light Green
Harvest Season: Early Spring,?Early Winter,?Late Fall,?Late Spring,?Late Winter,?Mid Spring,?Mid Winter
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Beds,?Containers,?Cuisine,?Outdoor,?Winter Interest
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55 days from sowing. No more wasted cabbage from those giant heads that look so great yet can’t be eaten up fast enough! Gonzales gives you just what you need for two generous side servings or a big salad, stir-fry, or boiled cabbage supper. What’s more, it’s delicious!
Ready to eat in less than 2 months (one-third to one-half the time of those full-sized heads!), Gonzales weighs in at about a pound and measures 6 inches in diameter — about the size of a softball. The flavor is delectable — a combination of super-crunchy and sweet, with a density and a rich bite that tastes for all the world as if it came from a slow-growing, full-sized cabbage. Gonzales loses nothing in maturing so quickly — and it gains a bit of tender fresh flavor!
You might think that its status as a baby or mini cabbage means that Gonzales has a shorter storage life than others, but actually it holds quite well in the field, so you don’t have to harvest more than you need each day. It offers great resistance to splitting, too!
For spring crops, sow the seeds indoors about 5 weeks before last anticipated frost, using your Bio Dome or seed flats. If using the Bio Dome, just drop the seeds into the pre-drilled holes; if using flats, cover them with at least 4 times their thickness. Germinate them at 70 to 75 degrees F; they will sprout in about 10 to 14 days, and are ready to transplant when they have at least 2 sets of true leaves. Space Gonzales seedlings about 8 inches apart in the garden.
For fall crops, sow the seeds directly into the garden in midsummer. In warm climates, Gonzales will grow happily into winter, the frost only improving its flavor! Sow in early fall for winter crops. In most climates, sowing seeds successively every 2 or 3 weeks will give you a nice long season for this quick-to-finish mini! Pkt is 50 seeds.