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'Gonzales' Cabbage
 
Sub-Category: Green
Early-Season
 
Description: Hybrid. Early-season, common European variety producing dense, uniform, spicy, 4- to 6-inch. mini-heads. Also known as 'Gonzales Baby'.
Days To Maturity: 55-66
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Reviewed on 02/15/2015 by prairiemoon2 - An experienced gardener

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Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I tried this for the first time last year and was shocked at how easy it was to grow, how compact it was, I could fit 3-4 across in my 4ft wide raised bed. When we harvested them, they were great! Just the right size for one large bowl of cole slaw. No leftovers to have to use up. Now if someone would make one just as good as this only red, I'd be all set.
 

Reviewed on 07/17/2014 by bstnh1 - An experienced gardener

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Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Excellent! Planted Gonzales for the first time this year. (seeds from Johnny's). Grows fast, forms a nice head somewhat larger than a softball. Holds well in the field. Stores well int he fridge. Cooks up nicely and has very good flavor. A couple of heads left in the filed developed to much larger size, 10* or so. (Seeds from Johnny's)
 
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Reviewed on 03/08/2009 by gman49 - An experienced gardener

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Greene, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

We have grown Gonzales for the last 5 seasons and love it.Its the perfect size for smaller families,and makes a solid white head that holds well in the field and refrigerator. Just built a root cellar and plan to try some in it this year
 

Reviewed on 10/12/2007 by Big River - An intermediate gardener

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Jefferson, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I plant these in a rasied bed/table and they do well and can be planted close together. They "hold" well without splitting and are a perfect one dinner size.
 

Reviewed on 07/27/2007 by dana f - An experienced gardener

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Franklin, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I tried Gonzales first time this year . I like the small head just good for dinner. I could plant it closer to save space, just one foot per head. They mature extremely early ,mid July for my zone 3 site.
 
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Reviewed on 11/15/2006 by gardengalrn - An intermediate gardener

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Kentucky, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I really loved this cabbage. Very small, softball sized heads that were perfect for plucking out of the garden to make a little slaw with dinner without tossing part of it or putting half in the fridge. You can poke these into small spaces in the garden if space is an issue. Not as tender as some but the convenience is great. I liked to shred and fry in a little butter for a side dish as well.
 




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