White cabbage Langedijker Bewaar is an organically grown, medium large, round, white very deliciously flavoured white cabbage variety. The firm, dense, white till very light green heads are surrounded by large, light till darker green leaves. It can witstand cold and can be harvested till december. Langedijker Bewaar can be frozen to store and can also be buried in sand. When You store this white cabbage frostfree, You can use it till the spring. It contains a large ammount of vitamin B and C and different minerals. The heads weigh about 5 kilo each. Use this cabbage in salads, soups, stews, stir-fries, mashed potato stews, winter dishes, in Sauerkraut and in coleslaw.
White Cabbage seeds
Days till harvest
110 - 120
Indoor sowing (cold frame): march- april
Outdoor sowing: may - june
Germination temp. : 15-20°C
Germination: 10-15 days
Sowing depth: ¼-½ cm
Plant distance: 45 cm
Days till harvest: 110-120
Sow indoors from march, about 5-7 weeks before planting outdoors, in a coldframe or indoors in seperate pots. Sow 1 seed per pot and cover with a tick layer of soil. Keep moist. Germination takes about 10-15 days, depening on the weather and the temperature. Plant outdoors about 45 cm apart from end of april till may, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrosts.
Sow outdoors, from may on, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrosts. Sow about ¼ - ½ cm deep 2 or 3 seeds per hole, about 45 cm apart. Germination takes about 10-15 days, depending on the weather and the temperature. Thin the seedlings, when they're about 3-5 cm tall, to 1 strongest per hole.
Protect against birds, snails and slugs and other pests. This cabbage needs a lot of water and fertilizer to grow. But be careful: to much water in a short period can cause the heads to burst and rot. Don't sow and plant any cabbage on a plot were cabbage has grown in previous years. Sow small amounts each time, to prolong harvesting. Harvest the cabbage when the heads are firm. Cut the stem just above the lowest leaves with a knife or remove the whole cabbage with a rake. This cabbage can be deep-frozen to store.