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Red Cabbage Rodynda [Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. rubra]

Red Cabbage Rodynda [Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. rubra]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The red cabbage 'Rodynda' is a tried and tested biennial short-stemmed cabbage variety that has been produced in the biodynamic Dottenfelderhof farm in Germany since 1972. The vigorous red cabbage develops strong roots, strong leaves and is resilient. The round to highly oval head has a solid structure and a short inner stalk. The aromatic taste is mild-spicy-sweet and not spicy, making it ideal for raw consumption. Harvested cabbages can be stored for a few months.

General information
Plant family: Brassicaceae
Lifecycle: Biennial
Days until harvest: 80 days
Plant hight approx: 60 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -10°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus, nutrient rich

pH value: 3.5 to 4.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 0,5-1 cm
Best germination temperature: 15-20°C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 50x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: Basil, Marigold, Tagetes, Rosemary, Soy, Bean, Pea
Unfavorable mix culture: Kohlrabi, Mustard, Horseradish, Radish, other types of cabbage

Subtropical climate (Mediterranean) (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February after the last frosts. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from January to April.

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into frost-free open ground from May. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from March to May.

We always recommend pre-cultivating cabbage. To do this, let the seedlings grow in a small bowl up to the first visible cabbage leaves, then prick out into the desired container. After pricking out, allow the seedlings to grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Pointed cabbages prefer a sunny location with sufficient water and nutrient-rich, humus loamy soil. Prepare the soil for cabbage with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Extra tips
The color of red cabbage varies from red to blue depending on the soil conditions. In order to prevent cabbage flies from laying eggs, we recommend using vegetable protection nets. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
The bed in which cabbage plants grow should never dry out completely; regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 4-5 years

Other names
Latin botanical names: Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. rubra
English names: Red cabbage
German names: Rotkohl
Portuguese names: Repolho vermelho
Spanish names: Repollo rojo
French names: Chou rouge

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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