Savoy cabbage

Savoy cabbage

Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica
Species: Brassica oleracea var.sabauda


Savoy cabbage belongs to the Brassicaceae family, it is a variety of Brassica oleracea and its scientific name is Brassica oleracea var. sabauda.
Savoy cabbage has been used since ancient times; it is a biennial plant that is only used for productive purposes in the first year.
The plant has a taproot from which a great number of secondary roots develop. On the short thick stalk grow layers of crinkly leaves that, set close together, form a ball, the cabbage head, which is surrounded by other open leaves. All the leaves are ribbed and covered with a waxy substance; they vary greatly in length and width according to the variety grown, as does their colour that can go from all shades of green to almost purple.
The edible part of a Savoy cabbage is the head, which can be of many different shapes: round, flattened, conical or of intermediate shapes.
The inflorescence, which is formed by yellow flowers and produced the second year, is characterized by cruciform shape which is tipical of the Brassicaceae (which is also called Cruciferae).

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Brassica oleracea var. sabauda
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 2
Sowing Depth 0.30 cm
Distance between rows 70 cm / 80 cm
Distance between rows 50 cm / 60 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 4.00
Average growing time 70 gg / 90 gg
Average sprouting time 4 gg / 5 gg
Produce per sqm 3.00 kg / 4.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.0
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 5 °c - 25 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) -10 °c
Soil pH 6.50 / 7.20
Can be grown in pots yes