Characteristics of Kevin F1 Cabbage
Kevin F1 Cabbage is an early hybrid variety that has a short growing season. Seedlings are resistant to cold. It is grown in open ground and greenhouses. The vegetable heads have a pleasant green tint, firm and rounded shape. The variety is able to maintain a presentation for a long time.
Characteristics of Kevin F1 Cabbage
Kevin Cabbage is a common early variety. Seeds are whimsical to fertilizers, as well as to special care. Marking F1 is a self-pollinating hybrid; heads of cabbage have the same shape, stable weight, and even leaf structure.
A brief description of Kevin cabbage:
|View||Grade||Ripening period||Head mass||External characteristics||Growing season|
|White-headed||Hybrid||Early||1.5-1.9 kg||Color is green, in cross section yellow.|
The shape is round.
Kevin cabbage has a high yield and a small waste part. The head of cabbage is resistant to glass transitions and cracking.
The white-headed variety is able to withstand frosts: seedlings - 4 ° C, the formed heads - up to 7 ° C. Seeds germinate in open and closed ground.
|Outdoor growth temperature||Temperature for greenhouse conditions|
|3 ° C to 4 ° C||From 19 ° С to 21 ° С|
In greenhouse growth conditions, after the seedlings have taken root, the temperature can be reduced to 14 ° C-17 ° C. Hot conditions, drought stop the growth and development of culture. The variety needs high humidity and regular watering.
Early varieties, including Kevin F1, germinate best in clay soil. It warms up well, so the heads mature faster. All types of white cabbage love sunlight.
According to the description, Kevin cabbage needs to be fed. Mineral and organic fertilizers increase the yield of the variety. Signs of poor soil conditions:
- old look of cabbage leaf;
- a pale green shade of head of cabbage;
- twisted and dry edge of the top sheets;
- external underdevelopment of the head;
- spots of yellow and orange;
- the head of cabbage ceases to ripen.
The soil needs nitrogen fertilizer. It is best to add additional nutrition to the root system, repeat 2-3 times over the entire ripening period.
Diseases, excessive chemical protection, drought and excess moisture, too low air temperature, as well as pests, deprive half of the crop.
Seedlings of cabbage
It is important to observe the temperature regime
Seedlings are grown under a film or in greenhouse conditions. The early variety is whimsical in matters of lighting, heating, uniform watering, ventilation.
The optimal form of growing seedlings is cassette. When choosing seeds of the early variety Kevin f1 pay attention to the packaging: labeling, batch number, expiration date, absence of external damage. Ready seedlings are transplanted into the ground when the plant has up to 4 leaves with a growth of 10 cm.
Seeds can also be sown in the ground. The depth of the hole is about 2 cm. Be sure to observe the temperature regime. When transplanting seedlings, the root system is injured, survival rate worsens.
Seedling and Harvesting
The use of finished peat substrates improves the quality of seedlings. Ready-made complex substrates contain all the necessary useful substances, weeds, pathogenic organisms are absent.
Seedlings need to be regularly watered. After the first leaves appear, the bushes are treated with chemical fertilizer against cruciferous fleas, spring flies. Mandatory treatment against weed crops.
Harvested mechanically or manually. Leave a stump of 4 cm in length, as well as 3 upper cover sheets.
Early grade storage
Favorable conditions for storage are air temperature 0 ° C and humidity 90%. The upper leaves will not allow the head of cabbage to dry, they will retain their presentation. Early varieties of cabbage are vegetables with a short shelf life.
Useful properties of cabbage
Kevin is rich in B vitamins, vitamin U, and C. Vegetables contain folic acid, zinc, iodine, glucose, fructose, and phosphorus.
In folk medicine, cabbage leaves are used as an anti-inflammatory agent. The applied compress will relieve swelling, pain.
Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant. The chemical composition of the vegetable has the most stable form, therefore, with starter and heat treatment, the vitamin does not lose its abilities.
Using early cabbage f1
Kevin f1 does not have a long shelf life. Early varieties are consumed fresh. The soft head structure and characteristic crunch are suitable for cooking salads. Pickling is not recommended.
When buying seeds, choosing the right hybrid plays a big role. The early white variety has a pleasant color, shape, and also taste. Like many early-ripening varieties, Kevin cabbage seeds are whimsical and require processing.
Seedlings are resistant to temperature extremes and small frosts. When forming and growing, the head of cabbage does not crack. Proper planting and care give a high yield.