Cabbage - Hispi F1 Hybrid
This outstanding variety is ideal for small gardens. Cabbage Hispi can be grown at virtually any season of the year and comes to maturity faster than cabbages specially created for specific seasons. Even autumn sown it will beat the earliest of the spring cabbages. Hispi is a bolt resistant, pointed type, strong and uniform and with a beautifully sweet flavour. A Jan/Feb sowing fills the late spring gap in cropping. For the earliest crops sow seeds under glass in late winter and plant out early spring. For succession sow seeds outdoors from spring to mid-summer in a well prepared seed bed. Sow seeds thinly 12mm deep in rows 23cm apart. If the soil is dry water well and allow to drain before sowing.
Hispi can also be sown in autumn, overwintered in a cold frame and planted out in early spring. Transplant at the 5-6 leaf stage allowing 46-6cm between plants. The soil should be firm and contain plenty of well-rotted compost, preferably from a previous crop, it should also be well limed. Hoe occasionally, water if the weather is dry and give liquid feed as the heads start to develop. Harvest in summer and autumn.