People cultivated cabbage in the Stone Age, which is confirmed by excavations from their sites. This vegetable received great popularity and universal respect first in Ancient Greece, where it came from Ancient Iberia, and then in Ancient Rome.
Poets of antiquity wrote poems about cabbage, and scientists devoted treatises to its healing properties. In the annals of Kievan Rus, cabbage is mentioned in manuscripts of the 11th century, where it is recommended to grow and eat it.
Today, cabbage remains the most popular in terms of the number of crops and vegetable consumption in the world.
Varieties of cabbage
By its properties, cabbage is different:
- Early ripening, which takes up to 30 days. It has a few "loose" leaves and is stored very briefly.
- Medium early varieties ripen in 75 days, suitable for salads, stored for long.
- Mid-season varieties ripen in 85-130 days, suitable for salads and fermentation, for quick use. Stored up to 5 months. For example, cabbage "gift", the reviews of which are the most positive, gives high yields, has a pleasant taste and excellent commercial quality. Summer residents grow it not only for their own use, but also for sale.
- Late-ripening varieties ripen in 160-180 days and are suitable for storage in both fresh and fermented form.
Each variety has its own advantages and has its own set of "utility". So, early ones are more suitable for salads and stewing, and mid-season ones, for example, cabbage variety “gift” (reviews from cabbage connoisseurs confirm this), perfectly preserve substances both raw and sour.
Depending on the length of the summer, you can choose the optimal cabbage variety and please yourself and loved ones with delicious cakes and dumplings.
One of the most popular varieties among summer residents is cabbage “gift”. Description, reviews say that love for her is not without reason. This variety has a fairly high yield - up to 10 kg per 1 m 2. In addition, cabbage is designed for planting immediately in open ground, as it is sufficiently resistant to external influences, especially temperature extremes.
For mid-season cabbage, it is important to endure the heat well, because it is these varieties that fall in the summer-autumn harvesting period, when the air temperature is high enough. Collected heads of cabbages have an average weight of 3 kg, a dense round or flat shape, tolerate long-distance transportation, which is confirmed by the “gift” cabbage reviews. Due to good commercial qualities and high yield, it is grown not only by amateur gardeners, but also by agricultural enterprises.
Another useful feature, especially for long-term storage, is resistance to cracking. Given all of the above, cabbage "gift" (reviews are accurate) is a popular guest in the summer cottages and on the shelves of vegetable stores. This variety is well known hostesses who love to make delicious sauerkraut.
To white cabbage "gift" (reviews gardeners strongly recommend it) gave a good harvest, seedlings should be planted at home in early April.
To obtain healthy and strong seedlings, it is necessary to prepare a soil mixture of 20% sod land, 75% peat and 5% river sand. A well-mixed mass must be poured into the tanks for sowing and a few days before planting, pour antifungal agent.
In the soil should be pitted depth of 1-1.5 cm at a distance of 3 cm from each other. They throw seeds and sprinkle with earth. Sowing tanks require a lot of light and heat, so the best place for them will be the sill from the sunny side.
The optimum temperature for sprouting seeds is +18 degrees, but after the sprouts appear, the containers must be moved to a room with a temperature not higher than +15 degrees. If this is not done, the sprouts will quickly go up and be weak.
To simplify the work, you can immediately sow 2-3 pieces in separate sections or cups, and as they grow, thin out and leave the strongest. This will save the plant from unnecessary picks.
In cloudy weather, young sprouts require additional lighting, which can be the usual fluorescent lamp. If it is possible to carry out seedlings during the day on the balcony or in the courtyard, then it is better to do it, since it only becomes stronger and stronger from the temperature drop.
Shortly before transplanting into the open ground, cabbage "Gift" (reviews of experienced gardeners confirm this) should be hardened, for which its seedlings can be taken out into the air at a temperature of +8 degrees and covered with film at night. This procedure will make the plant strong and the harvest high.
Choosing a landing site
Mid-season cabbage is planted in open ground at the end of May, but before that it is necessary to prepare the soil and choose the right place.
If the climate allows and in April, steady warm weather is established, then sowing of seeds can be carried out directly into the soil. After preparing the pegs and the film, the seeds are thrown into small holes of 2-3 pieces, and thinned as they grow. Before strong shoots appear, the seeding area should be covered with a film at night.
If cabbage is a “gift” (characteristic, reviews about it speak about it directly) is planted in open ground by seedlings, then you should first prepare the place and the soil.
The place should be sunny, far from the trees, the fence and everything that can give shade. If the plot for cabbage is prepared in the fall, then you need to dig it up, adding pre-4-5 kg of manure or 2.5-3 kg of humus.
Mineral fertilizers are used in two steps. In the fall, phosphorus-potassium fertilizers are introduced into the soil, and in the spring, nitrogenous fertilizers are poured into the wells shortly before planting.
Planting cabbage in open ground
Cabbage planting should be carried out according to the scheme: 40x60 cm - the distance between the sprouts, and 50-70 cm - between the rows. After the sprout is planted, the ground must be carefully watered, and rammed around the hole. The best time for planting is cloudy weather or right after the rain, but you can manipulate in the evening, be sure to cover the shoots with a film.
In order not to damage the root, the seedlings must be removed from the containers carefully, preferably with a clod of earth. In order to strengthen the spine, you can dip it into the mixture from the ground with a mullein just before planting in the holes.
Feed and care for cabbage
Important conditions for high yield of cabbage "gift" are watering and feeding. In dry summer, water should be watered 1-2 times a week with 1.5-2 liters of water after picking and 3-4 liters each during the formation and growth of the head.
In addition, cabbage "Gift" (reviews of gardeners constantly remind about this) requires regular soil hilling. The first should be carried out 2-3 weeks after picking the seedlings, when it has an average of 8-10 leaves. The next hilling is carried out 2–3 weeks after the first one.
Top dressing is the second component of high yield. It is desirable to carry out simultaneously with irrigation, as well as after prolonged rains, which wash nutrients from the soil.
Fertilizer mode has three stages:
- The first dressing for the “gift” variety should be carried out in 1.5-2 weeks after picking in open ground. This may be diluted with water, manure or urea (15 g per bucket of water).
- The next stage of the fertilizer is carried out 3 weeks after the first one and consists of potassium sulphate, ammonium sulphate and superphosphate (30x25x25 g).
- A third dressing is required if the cabbage is planted on depleted soil. In composition, it is the same as the second.
Carry out such simple actions, and cabbage "gift" (reviews, photos of those who grew it, this is confirmed) will respond strong and weighty heads.
Pests and diseases
The main pests for cabbage are cabbage fly, aphid and whitefly. You can protect young shoots from cabbage flies by covering them with a net. To scare away butterflies and prevent the appearance of aphids, you can plant tomatoes or eggplants around the cabbage.
It also kills pests by spraying cabbage leaves “gift” with infusion of garlic (300 g per 10 liters of water) with the addition of grated soap (100 g). It is desirable to carry out such spraying not only on the cabbage itself, but also on neighboring cultures, so that the whitefly does not appear there.
If the area under the cabbage is small, then you can collect the caterpillars manually.
Storage of cabbage "gift"
The variety “gift” among gardeners is considered short-lived, only 5 months. But even during this period it should be properly stored.
After harvesting, all the lower leaves from the heads must be removed, and the heads themselves are thoroughly ventilated and dried. It is recommended to store cabbage on shelves or in lattice boxes in a room with a temperature of -1 to +1 degrees with a humidity of up to 90%. If there are no shelves, she feels great in limbo, so that the heads can be wrapped with fishing line or twine and hung so that they do not touch each other.
Useful properties of cabbage
Cabbage "gift" has a high content of vitamin C, so it is used for the production of baby food. In addition, it is rich in potassium salts, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, fiber, lactose, as well as vitamins A, B1, B6, C, K, P and vitamin U, which has anti-ulcer effect.
An important factor is that cabbage retains all its beneficial properties even during long-term storage and transportation.
Cultivation history and variety description
A gift is a variety that has been known for more than half a century. It was received at the Gribovskaya selection plant of garden plants, now part of the Federal Scientific Center for Vegetable Growing. Included in the State Register in 1961 and allowed to grow in all regions of the Russian Federation. Despite the great competition, the variety is now successfully grown both in private and in farms.
Variety Gift medium ripening period: from the moment of appearance of the first shoots to achieve technical maturity, it takes from 114 to 134 days. It has a stable and high yield, ranging from 582 to 910 c / ha, and the maximum recorded yield was 100 tons.
Features of growing this cabbage
Like any cabbage, Gift does not like acidic soils. Therefore, when choosing a landing site, special attention should be paid to this feature. With the usual set of litmus strips, it is easy to determine the response of the soil. It should be no lower than pH 6.5-7. If the pH is lower, the soil should be pre-deoxidized by the addition of dolomite flour or fluff lime. Cabbages should be planted in illuminated places, since even in a small shade it will grow more into a leaf than in a head.
Cabbage grows well only in bright, sunny places.
An important factor is the observance of crop rotation - cabbage cannot be grown in one place more often than once every three years, and the cruciferous crops (radish, radish, turnip, etc.) should not be predecessors. Cabbage grows best after potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, legumes.
Cruciferae are bad forerunners for cabbage.
Grow cabbage Gift as a seedling method, and sowing seeds directly into the ground. The latter method is unacceptable for cold areas with a short summer.
In any case, it is important to purchase quality seeds. When choosing them, you need to know that fresh seeds of the last year have the highest germination rate: it is 85%. In a year, 75% will already grow, and after two - 69% of seeds. The maximum shelf life, after which the seeds can still be used - 5 years. At this age, germination is 54%.
Since the gift variety is not hybrid (which is rare nowadays), a gardener can independently prepare high-quality seeds for himself in the right quantity. True, this process is not very simple, but it is worth working to have a stable result from year to year.
How to choose seeds
When buying seeds in a store, in addition to the date of packaging and expiration date, you should pay attention to the manufacturer. Preference is given to the fact that they have long been known on the market and have positive feedback from gardeners and specialists:
- One of the leaders is SeDek agrofirm. It was founded in 1990 on the basis of the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Vegetable-Growing, is engaged in seed production and selection, has three breeding centers and its own testing and testing laboratory with a certification center.
- The leader in seed production is the oldest domestic firm “Aelita”, which since 1994 has been engaged in selection work on its own experimental field in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
- For more than 20 years, Gavrish has enjoyed the confidence of gardeners in the market, conducting a full cycle of preparing seeds for sale: from calibration and sorting to packaging.
- The company "Plasma Seeds" ("PLAZMAS") is engaged in plasma treatment of seeds. Such pre-sowing treatment helps to improve the quality, improve germination and preservation of seeds. Delivers to the market since 1995.
Planting seedlings in the ground
It is better to prepare beds for landing since fall. This is especially true for sites with acidic soils, as it takes time for their deoxidation. But if everything is fine with the soils, and in the autumn the bed was not prepared, then it can be done in the spring.
Start this for 2-3 weeks before landing. Dig up the soil or plow, while making fertilizer. One square meter will require 5-7 kilograms of organic fertilizers (humus, compost, bottom peat), 30-40 grams of nitrogenous fertilizers (urea, ammonium nitrate) and 30-40 grams of superphosphate.
Just before planting, a bed is laid out - rows are made at a distance of 60–70 centimeters from each other, and holes are made for seedlings in rows at intervals of 40–50 centimeters. To each well add one liter of compost or humus, as well as a glass of wood ash.
Peat cups with seedlings are immediately placed in the holes, and plastic plants must be carefully removed with a clod of earth. The hole is covered with earth to the level of the first true leaf and watered.
Sprouted cabbage seedlings are covered with earth to the level of the first true leaf.
Watering and feeding
Cabbage The gift is very fond of moisture and when drying the soil can go into color. And also with irregular watering increases the risk of cracking heads. Therefore, watering should be taken carefully and carried out for the first time every 2-3 days, in the future it will be possible to increase this interval to 5-7 days.
The soil must be constantly moist. But this does not mean that you need to fill the beds to the state of the swamp - it will create favorable conditions for the development of fungal diseases and the appearance of slugs. It is necessary to keep the middle ground. 3-4 weeks before harvesting, watering is stopped completely, in order to avoid cracking heads. After watering, the beds are loosened to provide oxygen access to the roots, and they also mulch with hay, rotted sawdust, etc.
Cabbage watering is stopped 3-4 weeks before harvest.
Regarding dressings you can not worry if the beds were well prepared and fertilized. It is enough to feed the seedlings three weeks after planting with a solution of urea in a concentration of 10 grams per bucket of water, while pouring one glass into each well. And in the beginning of the heading of cabbages once again shed the plants in the same way, only instead of urea, 10 grams of potassium monophosphate will need to be dissolved.
Harvesting and storage
Cabbage Gift is usually cleaned in mid-October. It is better to do this on a cool day when the air temperature is 4-7 ° C. Cut in cabbages in such weather will be longer and better stored. Cabbage is pulled out from the ground with a root and cut off a stalk with a knife, leaving 3-4 centimeters. After that, the cabbages are sorted: the looser ones are used for pickling, and the dense ones are put in storage. Store in the basement on wooden shelves at a temperature of -1 - + 5 ° C. Humidity should be 90-98%.
Cabbage is stored in the basement, suspended by a stump or on wooden shelves, if the leg was cut during harvest
Prevention of cabbage lesions
Since there is no information about disease immunity for the Podarik variety, we will assume that there may be a disease and pest damage inherent in this crop. Such diseases include: kila, black leg, peronosporiosis and others. The most common pests affect cabbage: aphid, whitefly, cabbage fly, slugs. Let us briefly discuss preventive measures that will help the gardener to avoid these problems:
- Compliance with crop rotation - plant cabbage in one place no more than once every three years, and also do not plant radishes, radishes, turnips or other cruciferous plants after radishes.
- Timely deoxidation of acid soils.
- Disinfection of seeds and soil before sowing seedlings.
- Соблюдение сбалансированного водного режима, избегая избыточного увлажнения почвы и сырости на грядках.
- Регулярное опушивание почвы и растений просеянной золой после поливов.
- Профилактические обработки Фитоспорином-М с интервалом 1—2 недели.
Отзывы об этом сорте
Подарок — среднепоздний, очень известный и распространённый сорт, с давних пор использовался для квашения, хранения. Я думаю она не разочарует Вас.
Olga Sh, Тула
Ещё пробовала сажать Подарок, Аммон, Менза — тоже ничего, вырастают хорошие.
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Often I plant another variety, the Gift, but Kolobok is inferior significantly.
qwaspol, Nizhny Novgorod
Rindu, Present, I don’t like a Siberian because of thick veins.
Maria Averkova (Golovenko)
I also do not observe the lunar calendar, the only thing - I try to sow cabbage until April 7, i.e. before the Annunciation. Cabbage is always good. Soot gift, Belarusian late and Dutch Atria.
The cabbage variety, which has been known for nearly 60 years, has not been in a hurry to leave the gardens and fields of its fans. Despite the great diversity of modern Dutch hybrids, this tried and true variety can easily compete with them. Unpretentiousness to the care and composition of the soil makes it available in all regions of the country.
Cabbage Gift: variety description
Variety Gift is considered one of the most favorite mid-season cabbage varieties among the gardeners of Russia. And not without reason. After all, it has a number of advantages, which undoubtedly expose it in a more favorable light compared to most other varieties.
The variety is distinguished by a semi-sprawling rosette of absolutely smooth leaves covered with a waxy coating. Heads grow rather large, ideally rounded, moderately dense. The weight of one head varies between 3-5 kg. Internal stump is not very big.
According to reviews of gardeners, cabbage variety Gift has practically no flaws, but the advantages - a lot. Among them are the following:
- excellent "survival" of the plant in almost any climatic conditions,
- excellent keeping quality - even during long storage cabbage heads retain their flavor and original appearance even a few months after harvest (3-5 months),
- stable and high yield,
- excellent transportability,
- universality of use in cooking (but is best suited for the preparation of pickles and pickling),
- resistance to cold
- immunity to the effects of various diseases and pests.
Council If you would like to grow cabbage exclusively in the open field, but the climatic conditions are not particularly suitable for this method of cultivation, try to grow exactly cabbage variety Gift and it will become a real gift for you at the time of harvest.
Features of growing and care
Initially, cabbage seedlings are cultivated in greenhouses, and already well sprouted shoots are transplanted into open ground. So, first of all prepare the soil composition for sowing seeds. It should consist of more than 3/4 of peat, the rest consists of sand and sod.
Pour the prepared mixture into the containers and make small pits about 1.5 cm deep in it. The distance between the individual pits should not be less than 3 cm. Throw a few seeds there and lightly sprinkle them with earth.
In order for the seeds to sprout quickly, the air temperature in the room where they are located should not exceed 18 degrees. And when the first green shoots appear, the temperature needs to be reduced even more, otherwise the seedlings will go up sharply and put down weak roots.
Before the plant is transplanted into the open ground, it is necessary to harden it properly. For this, culture pots are exhibited in a cold place, and covered with foil for the night.
Planting in the open ground is approximately the end of May. It is advisable to cover crops overnight with film. Planting of seedlings is carried out according to the 40x60 cm scheme. After planting, the soil is slightly moistened, and around it is compacted a little. The weather should be cloudy, even rainy.
As for the care of the variety, it is very simple, the main thing is to provide cabbage beds with enough water and nutrients in time. So, for the full growth of cabbage heads it is enough to water the beds a couple of times a week. Feeding is desirable to carry out immediately after watering or rain.
The first top dressing is brought in a ground after a week after transplantation of a plant on a site. The next is carried out a few weeks after the first feeding.
Well, and finally, protection against pests should also be of high quality. For example, from winged cabbage pests culture can be protected by covering the grid. From other pests perfectly help garlic brew with the addition of soap.
This concludes consideration of the features of the cabbage variety Gift. Good luck!
Description and characteristics
The gift is a mid-season variety of white cabbage. For the first time the variety was described in the registry in 1961, allowed for commercial cultivation. Crop harvested from the last decade of August to mid-September. Ripening occurs after 4-4.5 months after germination.
This variety is suitable for both fresh consumption and for fermentation. The weight of the head can reach 5 kg, and the socket in diameter of about one meter. Rosette leaves sprawling, slightly raised, corrugated at the edges, have a waxy coating. Heads of mostly round shape, sometimes slightly flattened, very juicy and dense. Inner leaves have a yellowish tint, outer grayish-green.
It has high rates of keeping quality - under the right conditions, it can be stored for up to 7 months.
The advantages and disadvantages of the variety
From the description of the variety of cabbage Gift go to its poles and minuses. This variety has many advantages:
- good growth and yield even in adverse climatic conditions
- disease resistance
- long shelf life
- cold resistance
- excellent taste,
- heads of cabbages do not crack.
Seeds are best purchased from verified sellers in the original packaging. So the risk to purchase a completely different variety will be minimal. Before sowing, they should be soaked in a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Floated seeds are unsuitable for planting.
Terms and plan of sowing
Seeds are sown in soil mixture at the end of April. For this, a substrate of 75% peat, 20% sod land and 5% sand is suitable. The soil is poured into the tank and watered with an antifungal drug, only a couple of days later, they begin sowing seeds.
Seeds are planted at a distance of 5 cm from each other, drowning them 1.5 cm in depth. The first shoots will appear in 7 days.
Immediately after sowing, the tank is installed on windows with good lighting, the temperature is maintained not lower than 18ºС. After sprouting the seedlings, the temperature is reduced to 15 ° C and transferred to a slightly shaded place. Thus, the hardening of seedlings occurs.
In case of cloudy weather, it is necessary to provide additional lighting in the form of lamps.
Planting cabbage in open ground
Transplanted seedlings in open ground at the end of May, when about 5 true leaves appear on it. It is necessary to choose a sunny plot without trees, from autumn it is necessary to dig and fertilize with humus and manure, as well as phosphorus-potassium fertilizers. In the spring before planting make nitrogen fertilizer. Seedlings are planted at a distance of about half a meter from each other, leaving a gap of up to 70 cm between the rows. After disembarking, the well is plentifully watered and tamped.
To get a good harvest, it is important to follow the rules of watering and feeding.
In case of drought, it is necessary to water up to two times a week. Immediately after transplanting, about 2 liters of water are required; when the head starts to form, the amount of water is increased to 3-4 liters.
An important factor in the cultivation of cabbage is dressing. Fertilizers are applied immediately after watering or at the end of prolonged precipitation. During the season feeding is made three times: The first fertilization is carried out two weeks after transplanting seedlings into the ground. Manure or urea is used here. The second time fertilizers are applied three weeks after the first. The composition of the feed should include superphosphate, potassium and ammonium sulphate. If the soil is highly depleted and the third dressing is carried out, it is identical in composition to the second one.
Possible diseases and pests
This variety of cabbage is practically not subject to diseases. Nevertheless, there is always a risk of being affected by both pests and viral diseases.
To further minimize this risk, it is necessary to disinfect the seeds before planting, remove weeds that can be a source of infection, promptly remove the affected plants and cultivate the soil, and also fight against parasites. Of the pests are most common cabbage fleas and aphids, sacral flea. To combat them, the insecticides Iskra, Karate, Karbofos, Chlorophos, Aktara are used.
The time of harvesting is determined mainly by feeling the head of the head; if it is sufficiently hard and has reached the size inherent to the variety, it is possible to start harvesting.
The gift belongs to the mid-range varieties and the crop is harvested at the end of summer or early autumn. As we see, cabbage Gift possesses a rich set of positive characteristics and deserves cultivation on your site.
A gift or a gift 3200?
Varieties of cabbage Gift and Gift 3200 are absolutely identical. Earlier in the title used numbers. Now they are not. Properties and indicators are not changed. Variety loved gardeners and agricultural enterprises for their excellent taste and excellent presentation. However, even the name itself is intriguing and interesting.
Cabbage Gift is a medium late variety of white cabbage. The weight of the forks can be up to 5 kg. It has a large rosette, reaching 100 cm in diameter. The leaves are spreading and raised, slightly wavy and wrinkled along the edge. They are completely smooth with a waxy coating.
Heads of cabbage are round or flat rounded. The inner and outer cobs are of medium length. Forks are characterized by high density and richness. On the cut, the cabbages are slightly yellow. The outer leaves are gray-green.
Cabbage variety Gift has almost no flaws. It only requires good watering, fertile soil and protection from certain types of pests. Grade advantages:
- excellent growth and product yield even in adverse climatic conditions,
- stable yield,
- Cabbage is kept fresh for up to 5 months, without losing its taste,
- excellent taste and presentation,
- excellent transportability,
- the best variety for sour and pickling,
- resistance to various diseases
- cold resistance
- heads of cabbage do not crack.
Culture loves light and moisture. It should not be planted in the shaded area of the site. Cabbage Gift can be planted as seeds in open ground, it is resistant to sudden temperature changes. In addition, cabbage Gift is heat-resistant, its maturation occurs in the first month of autumn.
How to grow a gift?
You can sow seeds in late April or early May. It is necessary to adhere to the planting pattern of 5 × 5 cm. It is necessary to plant seeds into the ground at a depth of 1-1.5 cm. After a week, the first shoots appear. When 4-5 true leaves appear on a plant, it is ready to be transplanted into open ground. It takes place in May - in the beginning of June.
As a rule, on day 45, seedlings are ready to move. The optimal distance when planting is 60 × 60 cm. It is impossible that the plants are close to each other. Before planting it is necessary to harden the seedlings, leaving it in the fresh air for several days.
The fruits are ripe for 125 days from the appearance of the first shoots. The crop is removed in September-October as it ripens. The best precursors for cabbage: beans, cucumber and potatoes.
When caring for cabbage, you need to monitor the careful irrigation, weeding and loosening the soil. And do not forget about dressing and hilling. We can not allow the plants to stretch. Following simple rules, you can collect from one square. m. up to 10 kg yield.
Reviews on cabbage variety Gift
Studying the description of cabbage Gift, many gardeners want to plant it. But in order to make sure that the decision was made correctly, people prefer to study the reviews about cabbage Gift. To be frank, they are mostly positive. However, there are also dissatisfied agrarians. What prevented them from growing a good crop? It is hard to say. Maybe inept agricultural technology? Or, perhaps, the Gift loses to the hybrid congeners?
Alevtina, Nizhny Tagil
Cabbage Gift was still grown by my grandmother and grandfather. Old reliable grade. Well kept, the leaves are dense, but thin, juicy. Do not lose their taste until spring. Remarkable in fermented form. Grow easy. Very demanding on watering. Without water on the site do not even try to grow this variety. Does not tolerate drought at all. It fades and slows in growth. We must splash from the cabbage. Butterflies and caterpillars are capable of vyzhrat the entire crop, very much they like the gift.
We grow cabbage Gift for many years. It is unpretentious to the soil, grows well, unanimously gives the crop - in general, like it. At the same time this cabbage is best used for cabbage. The leaves are thin and large, and the taste is just delicious. Minuses at a grade have not noticed. The heads grow up to 4 kg, although on the package with seeds it is written up to 5 kg. But more often we remove heads of 3-3.8 kg. It suits us. Cabbage is kept on a glazed loggia until spring. In March-April, only the upper leaves begin to rot, and then only.
Vadim, Mykolaiv region
I read the description of the cabbage Gift on the Internet and bought last year. I decided to try it. It would be better if he did not. Grown the same way as the Krautman hybrid. That is, watering, loosening, hilling - everything was the same. But Krautman gave excellent heads, large and dense, and Present did not disfigure at all. Moreover, they also nibbled him slugs, spitting on the ashes, which my wife and I sprinkled on all the heads. In short, one disappointment.