Des Vertus Drumhead Savoy Cabbage Seed
Des Vertus Cabbage seed is a french heirloom from the 1800s, also known as Large Drumhead Savoy. This French variety features medium-green large heads averaging 4–6 lb. The leaves are crinkled and a deep blue-green with a mild, sweet flavor. It is very adaptable in that it can withstand the heat of summer and overwinter in mild areas (Zone 5 and warmer). Exposure to frost is good for cabbages. They double their sugar content after one month of cold. About 100+ seed per pack. 88% germination.
Cabbage Culture: Blue-purple foods such as red cabbage and purple cauliflower contain anthocyanins and phenolics, which benefit the urinary tract, memory and immune system.Exposure to hoarfrost is good for cabbages. They double their sugar content after one month of cold. Red cabbage seedlings are often used for microgreens.Minimum germination soil temperature 40°, optimal range 55 to 95°, optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 5 days at 77°.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Subtract 20 days from date of transplanting.
Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of any Brassica into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.