Best Cabbage Seeds In Kenya

What is a Cabbage Seed?

Cabbage seed is a Tropica cross F1 variety that has a compact medium-sized head with a pale green color. It has a flattened globe that is 3cm in diameter and an average weight of 1.6kg. The maturity of Tropica cross F1 is very early, about 58 days after transplanting.

Best Cabbage Seeds In Kenya

Which cabbage seed is the best?

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The Instant Latch Heirloom Golden Acre cabbage seeds are one of the best in the market. One packet has about 250 seeds and they will mature in about 65-75 days. These should be planted indoors first, like in a greenhouse, and once they have grown they can be transferred outside.

Common Profitable Cabbage Varieties In Kenya

Cabbage VarietyProduction per Acre (Tons)Maturity Period (Days)
Victoria F145-6980-90
Gloria F140-5075-80
Pruktor F150-6070-75
Pretoria F145-5580-85

What are the fastest-growing cabbage varieties?

Early Cabbages (50-70 days)

  • ‘Caraflex’ (68 days, F1) Interesting “pointy-headed” cabbage has good wrapper leaves for insect and sun protection. …
  • Chinese (Napa) Cabbages form loose, open heads. …
  • ‘Rubicon’ (52 days, F1) forms 11-12″ tall, 5-6lb heads (28-30cm, 2.2-2.7kg).
  • ‘Bilko’ (54 days, F1) Another great Napa cabbage.

What is the largest variety of cabbage in Kenya?

Introducing TRIPERIO F1 – The Cabbage with uniform, bigger head size cabbage with excellent head coverage that guarantees freshness to the market.

How long do cabbages take to mature in Kenya?

On average, cabbage takes about 80 to 120 days from planting to maturity. However, some varieties may take as little as 60 days while others can take up to 150 days to mature.

In Kenya, the most common variety of cabbage grown is the Gloria F1 variety. This varies between 80 to 90 days to mature.

Which fertilizer is best for cabbage?

A diluted solution of a balanced (10-10-10) liquid fertilizer, weak compost tea, or fish emulsion is recommended.

This can be repeated every two weeks. Once cabbage plants have been transplanted into a prepared garden bed, continue applying cabbage fertilizer every three to four weeks until heads begin to form.