The standard for mid season cabbage. This Bejo fresh market hybrid is a real performer in our trials. The attractive, firm 6-7” heads average 2-5 pounds. Bronco’s sweet and crunchy texture is very versatile in the kitchen. Resistant to Fusarium Yellows. Tolerant to Black Rot and Tip Burn. Maturity 64-68 days from transplanting. Approx. 100 seeds/pkg.
Sow rate: You will need approximately 40-50 seeds to sow a 50 foot row and approximately 10-12M plants per acre. 1M = 1000.
Please note: Sizes 20M and 100M are Treated seed; Untreated seed available in any size upon request, please call us toll free at 1-800-363-7333.
Plant seeds 1⁄4-1⁄2 inches deep. Transplant or thin small plants to 15-18 inches apart in rows 32-36 inches apart. Transplants can be started in April for May planting. Transplant after 4-6 weeks. Use a starter fertilizer, soaking the root ball thoroughly prior to transplanting. Direct seed in late spring, as seedlings can tolerate a light frost. Cabbage can be direct seeded up until mid-late June for a continuous harvest. Soil temperature should be 21-26 degrees C for optimal germination in 4-7 days.
Cabbage prefers full sun, but will tolerate part shade. Prepare a rich, loose soil that holds moisture well and has pH level of 6.0-6.5. Cabbage is a heavy feeder and will also benefit from applications of boron, calcium and magnesium, particularly during the early stages of growth.
Heads are ready when firm and when the interior is dense. Heads will split when over mature; rapid growth due to excess moisture and fertility will also cause splitting.
Allow 125g/acre if growing transplants; 500g/acre if direct seeding.