Beira Tronchuda Cabbage

85 days. Aka Couve Tronchuda, Portuguese Kale or Sea Kale, it is a bright jade-green, loose-headed Cabbage with fleshy white mid-ribs and wide-spreading leaves. Sweeter and more tender than regular Cabbage, it may be harvested as a whole plant or leaf-harvested to promote center re-growth with paler, milder, frilly leaves. Widely adaptable, Tronchuda tolerates heat spells and can be over-wintered in temperate climates. Traditionally enjoyed in Caldo Verde, the linguica-rich Portuguese soup, we also love roasting its most tender leaves into delicate chips after anointing them with olive oil, sea salt and pepper (remove the prominent mid-ribs). (F1.)

One packet of about 100 seeds
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  • Cabbage is as nutritionally rich as it is versatile; enjoy it in Cabbage rolls, Basque Cabbage soup with white beans and sausage, coleslaw or sauerkraut. Cabbage is best grown as transplants, sown 6 weeks before setting out, 4 weeks prior to the last spring frost date, or in early summer for late fall harvest. Cabbage has a kingly appetite and prefers organically rich, neutral pH (6.5 to 6.8), well-draining soil. Cabbage favors cool weather, growing sweeter after being kissed by frost. Cabbage tastes best harvested when heads are wrapped tightly, in smaller sizes. A member of the Brassica family, Cabbage should be not be grown in the same site as other Brassicas for 4 years. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 3 years.
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Cabbage is as nutritionally rich as it is versatile; enjoy it in Cabbage rolls, Basque Cabbage soup with white beans and sausage, coleslaw or sauerkraut. Cabbage is best grown as transplants, sown 6 weeks before setting out, 4 weeks prior to the last spring frost date, or in early summer for late fall harvest. Cabbage has a kingly appetite and prefers organically rich, neutral pH (6.5 to 6.8), well-draining soil. Cabbage favors cool weather, growing sweeter after being kissed by frost. Cabbage tastes best harvested when heads are wrapped tightly, in smaller sizes. A member of the Brassica family, Cabbage should be not be grown in the same site as other Brassicas for 4 years. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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