Cabbage Red Drumhead Seeds


Unleash vibrant colour and delicious crunch with Cabbage Red Drumhead! This easy-to-grow, heirloom variety produces stunning ruby-red hearts perfect for salads, coleslaw, pickling, and more. Thriving in UK gardens, Red Drumhead offers a reliable harvest and adds a nutritious punch to your meals.

Average Packet Contents:  400 Seeds

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How to grow Cabbage Red Drumhead From Seeds


Embrace the rich colour and crisp texture of your own Red Drumhead Cabbage! This heirloom variety produces large, ruby-red heads ideal for salads, coleslaw, pickling, and more. Perfectly suited to UK gardens, Red Drumhead boasts ease of cultivation, excellent cold tolerance, and excellent harvests.

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 30cm between plants and 45-60cm 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 70-80 days after sowing.
  • Method: Cut the head at the base, leaving a few outer leaves attached.
  • Storing: Store in the fridge for up to a week.

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 extra support.
  • Companion planting: Interplant with herbs like dill or thyme for pest control.

Cultivate vibrant harvests and culinary delights with Red Drumhead Cabbage!

Weight 5 g