Cabbage seed production

Farmer: Nicola Inglefield and Rebecca Ivanoff

Farm: Whole Circle Farm

Region: West

Publish Date: April 24, 2017

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding 

Rebecca and Nicola compared two methods of cabbage seed production:

  • The “Fruition” or “pyramid” method, learned from Petra and Matthew at Fruition Seeds, where the head is trimmed like a pyramid such that leaves are usable but not sellable and;
  • An alternative “Meadowlark” or “chop” method, learned from Beth and Nathan at Meadowlark Hearth Biodynamic Seeds, that removes the head in a way that it can be sold at winter or spring markets.