Numerous types of cabbages were planted in Jefferson's gardens throughout his lifetime, including French, Milan, Savoy, Ox-heart, Roman, Scotch, Sugarloaf, York, and Winter. Early Wakefield forms a compact, somewhat conical head with glaucous-green leaves. It is a fine early heading variety, occupying little garden space and was popular in nineteenth century markets. Sow one-quarter inch deep in early spring, indoors or direct. Space six to twelve inches apart in a rich garden loam. Full sun.
Approximately 80-85 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing from The Vegetable Garden
by M. M. Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885).