Organic Red Cabbage: Kalibos


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A beautiful purple red coloured summer/autumn red cabbage with loose leaves and a sweet taste which is great tasting raw.

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Organic Red Cabbage: Kalibos. Brassica oleracea.

Kalibos is a pointed cabbage with loose filling leaves and a short stalk. Tender leaves have a mild-sweet aroma which is good raw.

This species has been awarded ‘old variety’ status by ProSpeciesRara. ProSpeciesRara are a not-for-profit Swiss organisation dedicated to the preservation of the genetic diversity of plants and animals.

How to grow:
Start summer/autumn cabbages undercover in February to May undercover in modules, plant out when large enough, up to 45cms apart. Or start outside in a well prepared seed bed April to June. Mulch with well rotted farmyard manure or compost, it likes fertile loamy soil. Harvest before first frosts. After a growing period of 3 – 4 months heads weighing approx. 2kg can be harvested. Eat fresh.

Problem solving:
Keep slugs and pigeons off them especially when small. A fake bird of prey, especially the kite type can work well for pigeons. The cabbage butterflies will love them come July/August, so covering with enviromesh, or something like it will save you picking off many little caterpillars.

Favourite ways to eat them:
Eat fresh, steam or boil until tender, don’t overcook. Really tasty as part of a stir fry cabbages take on an almost nutty flavour. There’s a receipe for red cabbage, beetroot and red onion, sauteed with honey, basamic vinegar and stock.

Cultural history:
Cabbage was most likely domesticated in Europe about 3,000 years ago from its crop wild relatives Brassica oleraceae.

Avg contents: 75 seeds.

Additional information

Weight 0.005 g
Dimensions 13 × 8 × 0.5 cm


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