Italian heirloom, loose-leafed cabbage from the early 1800s with beautiful, deep black-green leaves up to 40cm long. The mature plant can be grown as spring cabbage, sown March- April onwards for overwintering.
Great for soups and stews. Beautiful and tasty.
A very easily grown plant, succeeding in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil. Prefers a heavy soil. Succeeds in any reasonable soil and will tolerate quite poor conditions. Shade tolerant, growing well on a north border. Succeeds in maritime gardens.