Cabbage 'Violaceo di Verona' is a drop dead gorgeous semi-savoy cabbage. This popular Italian heirloom from the region of Verona in Northern Italy is a cross between a savoy and a white cabbage that has been preserved for its beautiful looks and its fabulous flavour. It is a very striking plant, producing crinkly, tender leaves that are blue-green with a pink flush and creamy white in the centre.
Cabbage 'Violaceo di Verona' has an excellent flavour. Mild and pleasant, young growth can be cut finely and used in salads and immature flowering stems can be cooked like broccoli. Mature heads can be harvested from early summer until mid-winter with successional sowings. Suitable for year-round production, Sowing in spring for harvest in summer-autumn, and sow in summer for harvest in winter. It needs around 100 days to grow from seedling to forming a head. Space 50 to 60cm (20 to 25in) apart.