Cabbage (Brassica oleracea – Capitata group)


British heirloom, Cabbage ‘April’ was bred by Sutton & Sons of Reading, England in 1897, produces early sweet tasty hearts in spring on compact bolt resistant plants. Can also produce spring greens if grown at 15-20cm / 6-8 plant spacing.

English common name: Cabbage / Spring

Sowing season: July to August

Planting season: September to October

Planting distance: 35-40cm / 14-16in

Maturity: March to late April the following year

Production: open field

Culinary use: Sliced and eaten raw in coleslaws, slightly chargrilled in stir-fries or steamed if grown as spring greens.