A dual purpose (good for cooking and eaten raw), cold-hardy winter cabbage that remains in good condition well into the spring.
Brassica oleracea Capitata Group
Hybrid. Tundra is the perfect winter cabbage for the home gardener. It is a useful dual purpose variety – like a cross between a savoy and white cabbage – and very good both as a cooked cabbage and eaten raw in a salad. The heads are green, round and medium-sized.
Renown for their cold hardiness and bolt resistance, the plants can be left standing in the garden throughout the winter. They will then stay standing in good condition until March or even well into April, while other winter cabbages have bolted. This means harvesting can start in the autumn and continue right through to the following spring, making it the only winter cabbage a home gardener needs to grow.
Sow seeds for transplant production in late spring (mid May is a good date to aim for). Transplant outdoors in mid-summer and begin harvesting in the autumn.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Approx. number of seeds per pack: 50