Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Stone Head') in the Brassicas Database

Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Days to harvest: 50

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 6-12 inches
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Start indoors
Pollinators: Self


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Posted by abhege (Grantville, GA - Zone 8a) on Jan 4, 2014 8:42 AM

Stonehead cabbage is one of my favorites to grow. It is compact, very firm with a short core and never splits. It is a hybrid so any saved seeds may not come true. This is an early variety.

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Posted by cwhitt (Central Ohio 43016 - Zone 6a) on Mar 12, 2018 10:05 AM

The two photos posted look different - are they both the same thing? Is the difference because it is a hybrid?

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 21, 2018 12:13 PM

One of the older hybrids that is still popular. 3 lb. very solid round head. Dependable. One of the earliest to produce

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