Red Savoy Cabbage
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Red Savoy cabbage have large round heads that can grow between 15 and 25 centimeters in diameter, its outer leaves stretching sometimes two and three times that size. The crinkled leaves are a deep green with purple veins and edges with the occasional dusting of grey. The densely-packed “head” or “heart” can weigh from 3 to 5 pounds at maturity. While the outer leaves of Red Savoy cabbage are dark and magenta, the inner leaves are a bright pale green and are tender yet crisp. The colors of this winter cabbage variety will intensify following a frost. Red Savoy cabbage has a sweet, mild flavor, that is also made better after an exposure to frost.
Red Savoy cabbage is available in the late fall through early spring months.
Red Savoy cabbage is a cold hardy winter hybrid, classified as Brassica oleracea var. capitata (or var. sabauda). The magenta-hued cabbage is a “January King” type known for its large, boldly colored, crinkly outer leaves and longer growing season. Red Savoy cabbage will withstand temperatures down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, even blanketed with snow, which can provide both a winter and a spring harvest. The showy vegetable is sometimes planted as an ornamental in garden borders and is sometimes included in fresh flower bouquets.