Cabbage Red Empress
Arguably the best-performing red cabbage for heavy soil and variable weather, Red Empress is a hit with gardeners of all skill levels. Dense and wonderfully fibre-packed, this cabbage has a slightly spicy/peppery flavour and is great for fresh slaws as well as in cooking, typically cooking preparation of this cabbage includes vinegar to maintain vibrant colour.
Seeding Instructions - Start indoors in late April or sow outdoors in May after last frost, can take up to 10 days to germinate. Sow in 0.5" deep trenches, around 18" between seeds. Use frost cover to protect from cabbage moth.
Growing On & Harvest - Allow cabbage plants to dry slightly between waterings. Fertilize with veggie food every two weeks and bone meal once a month. Harvest in approximately 60-65 days. Store cabbage in a cool, dark location.