Cabbage Kalibos Red Seeds


Unleash the unique beauty and sweet flavour of Cabbage Kalibos Red! This heritage variety from Eastern Europe produces stunning pointed heads boasting vibrant pink-purple colours. Perfect for UK gardens, Kalibos Red offers a delicious twist on traditional cabbage, ideal for salads, fermentation, and more.

Average Packet Contents: 400 Seeds

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How to Grow Cabbage Kalibos Red Seeds

Embrace the captivating looks and sweet taste of Kalibos Red Cabbage! This Eastern European heirloom produces gorgeous pointed heads in vibrant pink-purple hues. Thriving in UK gardens, Kalibos Red offers a distinctive flavour perfect for salads, fermenting, and diverse culinary adventures.

Planting Instructions:

  • Sowing:
    • Spring: Direct sow outdoors from April to June.
    • Autumn: For winter harvest, sow indoors in August-September, transplanting seedlings outdoors in October.
  • Seed depth: Sow seeds 1.5cm deep.
  • Spacing: Thin seedlings to 45cm between plants and 60cm between rows.

Growing Needs:

  • Sunlight: Full sun.
  • Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil enriched with compost.
  • Watering: Water regularly, especially during dry periods, but avoid overwatering.
  • Feeding: Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser every few weeks.


  • Ready: When heads are firm and feel heavy, usually 85-90 days after sowing.
  • Method: Cut the head at the base, leaving a few outer leaves attached.
  • Storing: Fresh cabbage stores for up to a week in the fridge. For longer preservation, ferment Kalibos Red for a delicious and vibrant sauerkraut.

Bonus Tips:

  • Succession sowing: Sow every few weeks for a continuous harvest.
  • Earthing up: As the plant grows, pull soil up around the stem for support.
  • Netting: Cover with netting to deter cabbage white butterflies.
  • Harvesting for tenderness: For the sweetest and most tender taste, harvest when the leaves still feel slightly loose.

Unleash the beauty and flavour of Kalibos Red Cabbage in your UK garden!

Weight 5 g