Originally grown in England in the early 1800’s, then by Francis Brill of Jersey City, New Jersey. This early harvesting cabbage also known as “Old Reliable” produces a conical pointed, dark green, remarkably sweet, smooth tasting head, without that bold cruciferous flavor that is most reminiscent of cabbage. These 2- 3 lb. heads are tightly wrapped, resist splitting and make great coleslaw.
Sow seeds ¼” deep, indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant or sow directly outdoors a week before last frost, 2-3′ apart in full sun with compost amended soil. Water regularly.