Cabbage "Stone Head" refers to mid-ripening varieties, so commodity maturity occurs approximately 119-126 days after planting seedlings in open ground.
The variety description characterizes it as forming heads of cabbage with a dense internal structure, which are not susceptible to cracking at the ripening stage. This variety of cabbage is especially appreciated when harvesting for the winter period and has a high keeping quality and good taste. Despite the fact that ripened heads of cabbage stand on the vine without any problems until the frosts, for long-term storage, harvesting should be carried out before the onset of frost.
Variety "Stone head" is a round, very dense, crack-resistant and salable head of cabbage, whose mass reaches 3.5-4 kg. The main color of cabbage in the section is white. Cabbage of this variety is used not only in fresh, but also processed form, and is also suitable for long-term storage.
Cold-resistant, photophilous and hygrophilous vegetable crops can be grown in both seedling and non-seedling methods. The standard seeding rate for seed beds in greenhouses is approximately 3-4 g per square meter. Scheme of planting of seedlings for a permanent place of 0.7x0.7 m. Seeds are sown on ridges of open ground at the rate of 0.15-0.20 g per square meter. When sowing, one should adhere to a seed placement depth of 1.5-2 cm.
This variety is one of the best for cultivation in regions with an arid and hot climate. Sowing prepared seed material is recommended in April or early May. Proper care and compliance with agricultural technology allow in the conditions of home gardening to get about 8-11 kg from each square meter of the landing area.
Cabbage "Stone Head": variety description
The period of the main activity of slugs in the garden ridges falls on August or early September, when the sweltering heat had already subsided and a sufficiently tall grass had grown capable of creating a shadow for this plant pest. Cabbage "Stone Head" is also not immune to slug damage, which implies the timely implementation of competent protective measures.
The most relevant is the use of home remedies for the protection of vegetable crops in personal plots and garden plots. To date, summer residents widely use several folk methods of ridding cabbage of slugs:
- brew the strongest coffee possible and, after cooling, spray the vegetable crop;
- to process cabbage heads with a solution of ammonia, made on the basis of one part of ammonia and six parts of running water;
- a rather effective means for scaring away slugs is a weak saline solution, the processing of which should not be carried out too often so as not to provoke the drying out of the heads.
It is allowed to shower soil around cabbage with materials such as building sand, crushed eggshells, nutshells or small pebbles, which will prevent slugs from reaching the vegetable crop. In addition, the use of a variety of traps is a very effective pest control agent.
Reviews of summer residents
The variety of white cabbage "Stone Head", according to gardeners, is an excellent variety for long-term storage. Cabbage is dense, does not dry and does not deteriorate for a long time. Heads of cabbage gain density almost immediately, therefore they are not even fully ripe, they are very well stored. According to vegetable growers, the variety is practically not suitable for the preparation of salads, since the leaves are harsh. This cabbage is best suited for boiled, stewed or fried.
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When pickled cabbage is very tasty, juicy and crispy. The taste qualities of fully ripened cabbage during long-term storage only improve, which explains the unusually high popularity of this variety among professional vegetable growers and gardeners who grow such vegetables in their own gardens.