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.