Cabbage Seeds - Piccolima (Coming Jan/Feb 2024)
- Seed Count: 20 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 65-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Compact head cabbage
- Head Size: Small, 1-2 lbs per head
- Color: Vibrant green
- Growth Habit: Compact, ideal for small spaces
- Preferred Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil
- Use: Fresh in salads, coleslaw, and cooking
History: Piccolima Cabbage, with its compact size and quick maturity, is a relatively recent variety developed to suit smaller gardens and quicker harvests. Originating from selective breeding to create a smaller, more manageable type of cabbage, Piccolima has become popular among urban gardeners and those with limited space. Its history reflects a shift in gardening trends towards more space-efficient and faster-growing varieties.
Uses: Piccolima Cabbage is perfect for a variety of culinary uses, particularly where space and growth time are limiting factors. Its smaller size makes it ideal for single servings or small families. The tender, sweet leaves are excellent in fresh salads, slaws, or lightly cooked in stir-fries and soups. It retains its texture and flavor well, making it a versatile kitchen ingredient.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Piccolima Cabbage is well-suited for growth in both traditional gardens and containers. Plant seeds about 1/2 inch deep in well-drained, fertile soil. It prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Space plants about 12 inches apart to allow for their compact growth. Regular watering and occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer will ensure healthy growth. Watch for common cabbage pests and take organic or chemical preventative measures as necessary. Harvest when heads are firm and have reached the desired size, typically when they are about the size of a softball.