General Plant Information (Edit)
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12-18 inches (30-45 cm)
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches (38-45 cm)
Uses: Vegetable
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature: Bottom heat to germinate; then cooler temps after true leaves and potting up, to transplant time
Days to germinate: 3-5 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inches-1/2 inches
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Parentage: Wakefield x other varieties being grown in the area around Mr. Francis Brill's farm in New Jersey..
Child plants: one child plant

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Early Jersey Wakefield'.

Common names
  • Cabbage

Photo Gallery
Location: Houston, Texas, bright, indirect sun; grown in a 6.5 gallon Bucket
Date: 2011-10-11
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbages @ 66 days from sowing seeds.
Location: Indoors, under 4 fluorescent shop lights
Date: 09/08/2011
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbages @ 33 days from sowing seeds.
Photo by Gymgirl

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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1910 Henderson Seed catalog image - Courtesy of the Victory Seed

Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2019-07-25
Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-01-25

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-04-24

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 2, 2013 8:42 AM concerning plant:
    This 19th century variety has stood the test of time. It is early, although there are modern varieties that are earlier, and dependable. Small pointed heads that run about two lbs. I prefer the Charleston Wakefield, which is larger and only about a week later.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 25, 2016 Harvested
3AmigosGarden On September 1, 2017 Seeds sown
3AmigosGarden On August 30, 2017 Obtained plant
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