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Savoy cabbage is distinguished by its heavily textured, crinkled leaves with saw-like leaf margins. Its outer leaves are its toughest as they protect the plant from the elements during the growing season. Those leaves are heavily veined and dark green to light green in coloring. The inner leaves that lack sunlight are a pale green to creamy yellow or white. The leaves are crunchy, succulent and tender. Their flavoring mild, grassy and sweet with slight cruciferous undertones.
Savoy cabbage is available year-round.
Savoy cabbage is botanically classified as Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. sabauda L. In French Savoy means the crinkling of leaves. There are three types of cabbage: loose head, michihili and barrel head. Savoy cabbage is a singularily unique barrel head type of cabbage. The most famous award-winning variety of Savoy cabbage is known as 'Savoy King'. This Savoy cabbage comes from Black Sheep Produce near Chino, CA.