Brassica oleracea capitata
Red Acre is a popular variety grown as microgreens and baby leaf production because it adds color and variety to any micro-mix. At a very young stage the stems have a violet color and green leaves. When grown to full maturity it is a small compact short stemmed heading plant that produces hard round deep red-purple heads 5 to 7 inches in diameter. These heads weigh from 2 to 4 pounds. Resistant to Yellows and splitting. Heads are solid in early stages and have good uniform color.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 900-1000 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 8-12 days microgreens, 80-100 days full maturity
- Planting season: Late spring/summer
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Cultivation: Cabbage is a cool season crop. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. For microgreens, broadcast seed in flat. For spring crop, start plants inside 6-8 weeks before the last frost, and transplant when they are 6 weeks old or sow seeds in late spring after last frost or in summer (fall crop) in a warm, sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Optimum growing temperatures are in the 60s°F.
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Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Prepared fresh, stir-fry, and pickled.