Cabbage, Red Acre (77 Days)


  • Perk up cole slaw or your favorite stir-fry with this gorgeous, deep-red cabbage.
  • The sweet flavor of cabbage fresh from the garden
  • weigh 3 pounds
  • 6 – 7 inches in diameter
  • Heads store exceptionally well in the refrigerator or root cellar


The best early red cabbage variety available. The deep reddish-purple globe shaped heads weigh 3 pounds and are 6 – 7 inches in diameter.  Red Acre can add a striking beauty to your vegetable garden and can add new life to otherwise dull meals due to its striking color and wonderful taste. Stores better than most cabbages.

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea

Days to Maturity: 77

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial, grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 5″–7″ in diameter. 2–4 pounds at maturity

Variety Information: Round, deep red to purple heads

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date for a summer crop, or 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date for a fall crop.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date, transplanting 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. For fall crop, 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outdoors in summer. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 75°–85°F. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for a cool-season harvest.

Days to Emerge: 7–12 days

Seed Depth: ¼”

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″ – 24″

Row Spacing: 24″–36″

Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″ – 24″

Harvesting: Harvest heads when they are well developed, firm, and solid when squeezed. Cut off heads at base with a sharp knife. Cabbages left in the ground beyond maturity are more subject to disease and splitting. Harvest in the morning if possible. If harvested in the heat, dunk in ice water to reduce “field heat” and increase storage time. Allow to drain before storing.