Vegetable: Cabbage, Early Jersey Wakefield - Brassica Oleracea
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Vegetable: Cabbage, Early Jersey Wakefield - Brassica Oleracea

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This classic early cabbage originated in England in the early 1800s, was first grown in America in 1840, perfected by a German truck gardener in northern New Jersey, and released by Peter Henderson in 1868. Henderson in 1902 asserted that “it was more largely grown than all other first early cabbages combined” and called it an “old reliable always to be depended upon for its uniformity in earliness and crop.” Anne Elder considers it a great fall cabbage as well. Wakefield’s compact medium 2–3 lb heads are distinctively pointy. The pyramidal shape with sparse outside foliage permits close spacing. Tender flavorful waxy-looking.

Days to Maturity:  63