Savoy Cabbage - Best of All
Best of all savoy produces round, flattened heads with large blue green leaves. The solid hearts have a good texture and flavour. This is the hardiest of all the cabbage family. Familiar for their crinkled and blistered leaves, they will withstand the hardest of our.
Sow from April to May. Sowings can be made in trays or modules under glass at 13°C. Later sowings can be made into a seed bed in shallow drills 2cm deep in short rows. As soon as glasshouse seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm (2") apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out, spacing plants 40-45cm (16-18in) apart between plants and 45-60cm (18-24in) between the rows. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 7-10cm apart, then once plants are 15cm tall, they can be lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions, spaced the same as detailed above. Ready to harvest from September to November.