Cabbage 'Red Drumhead'
Magnificently ornamental, the blue leaves and red, round head are a spellbinding colour combination in the vegetable garden. Loaded with antioxidants, it's ideal for slaw, fermentation or a light braising with apple. Suitable for warmer sowings because of improved resistant to caterpillars. Heads of 3.3kg.
Cabbages need rich soil with some lime for a pH of about 7.5 and adequate water so the growth is never checked. A good cover of mulch will insulate them from hot, dry spells of weather. Their most damaging pest are the caterpillare of the white cabbage butterfly. Dipel, derris dust and pyrethrum are all effective organic controls for these voracious pests.