Cabbage, Primax (Organic)
Brassica oleracea. 60 days.
Our all-time favorite summer cabbage. Primax cabbage dependably produces firm, round, pale green heads that range in size from 2-4 lbs – just the right size for our kitchen. We also love it because it manages to be both crisp and tender at the same time, and it holds well in the field. This variety is an old standby but has become hard to find in recent years as the seed industry has transitioned towards hybrids. We thank our friend and mentor John Navazio for supplying some of our seed stock!
Seed produced by Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island, Washington.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil February through July. Transplant into the garden about 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown.
Collect seeds from 50 or more plants (to avoid inbreeding) in the second year when pods are dry. Dance on seed stalks on a tarp to thresh. Winnow to clean. Isolate from other B. oleracea by ½ mile.