Savoy cabbage Violaceo di Verona
Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. sabauda
Italian variety of savoy cabbage with light green heart and dark red leaves. It is suitable for year-round production, from sowing in spring for harvest in summer-autumn, to sowing in summer for harvest in winter (till new year). it need around 100 days to grow from seedling to forming a head (120-130 days from seed to head)
Different varieties of savoy cabbage, like cabbage, can be divided into early, mid-late and late, according to the lenght of the growing season.
Early varieties grow from seedlings to head up to 60 days, mid-late up to 80 days and late over 90 days. Early varieties can be sown in several periods throughout the year, even in the summer. Late varieties can only be sown in spring, otherwise they don't grow fully before winter. Despite the fact that some varieties of savoy cabbage survive winter, they do not grow during winter, which means that the heads must form before the first frost.
Savoy cabbage can be cooked or eaten half-cooked, for example in a salad. Spice it the same way as cabbage.
Distance between plants/rows
Amount of seeds in standard packet
for 80-100 plants
Optimum temperature for germination
Goes well with
chard, beans, peas, eggplant, kohlrabi, carrot, potato, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, leek, beetroot, radish, turnip, lettuce, spinach, celery, camomile, mint, caraway, dill, coriander, borage, sage, thyme, wormwood
Doesn't go well with
onion, garlic, strawberries, mustard