Brassica oleracea ‘Cheers’
- Type: Vegetable, Hybrid
- Zone: 1 – 9
- Width: 18 – 24 Inches
- Days to Maturity: 75
- Cool Season/Moderately Frost Tolerant
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Fertile, Well-Drained, Medium Texture, pH 6.0-7.5
- Disease Resistance: Fusarium Yellows and Black Rot
Cheers produces large cabbage heads that average 5 lbs. Heads have a short core which means more of the cabbage head is usable for processing. It also has large wrapper leaves to protect the harvestable unit. This is a consistent variety for all levels of production from market farmer to backyard gardener.
Cabbage will grow best in areas where weeds are kept to a minimum. Cabbage is moderately frost tolerant and performs better when planted in cooler weather. Cabbage will tend to bolt in warmer temperatures. Plant cabbage early in spring for a late spring/early summer harvest, or plant in late summer/early fall for a fall harvest. Cabbage are heavy feeders and require a considerable amount of nitrogen for larger heads. For best results, inject or soil drench with a balanced fertilizer at least once every two weeks. If smaller heads are desired, less fertilizer will be adequate. Cheers Cabbage may be direct-seeded or transplanted. Transplanting allows for more consistent plant spacing and prevents seedlings from competing with weeds in the early stages of the plant.
Heads are large, solid, and uniform with a short core and large protective wrappers.
Cheers cabbage tastes great when cooked but also makes excellent sauerkraut!