Cabbage - Elisa F1
This is a deliciously sweet tasting summer ball-head cabbage of exceptional quality, producing compact, round, shiny heads which have good standing and are not prone to splitting. Plants also have good resistance to bolting. They are ideal sliced raw in salads and stir-fries as well as a steamed vegetable. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.
For earliest crops, sow seeds from February to early March in seed trays or pots of good seed compost at 15-20C under glass or in a propagator. For outdoor sowings, sow seeds from March to July thinly in a prepared seedbed, 12mm deep, in rows 38cm apart. Keep well watered and cover plants with fine netting to deter birds and cabbage caterpillar attack. Transplant when large enough to handle into well prepared, firmed soil allowing 3cm between plants each way.