Savoy Cabbage – Vertus


Easy to grow, hardy and delicious
This variety has rounded heads of dark green ruffled leaves that have a subtle flavour compared to other savoy cabbages. It’s a very hardy variety and stands well without splitting.


Number of plants: 10

Variety: Vertus (organic*)

Can be grown in: Cabbages prefer to be grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch. Find out more about growing cabbage in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Shred or cut savoy cabbage into wedges with the hard core discarded. Steam, boil, braise or stir-fry. It especially delicious braised with pancetta and garlic.

Can be delivered from: Late April to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Cabbages need a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Cabbages will prefer to be grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.

How far apart?

About 30cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Cabbages are fairly hassle free. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.


Feed them

Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells. Use a liquid feed once they’ve started to grow a little, as they need a little extra nitrogen.


Protect them

Keep weeds down and cover with a netting to keep birds away

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Bubble and squeak is a fabulous cabbage dish, or you can simply stir fry with a little vegetable oil.