What are the pros? Great color, No pest problems
What are the cons? Head takes time to develop
Not sure if there was a name change, but I bought Vysoke, a discontinued variety that looks just like these from this company. Planted these indoors and transplanted 1st of June in zone 4 when they were 2" inches tall. If you look at it and it looks like huge leaves, but no cabbage, just wait about 3-4 weeks with some good watering. Don't worry, the frost won't hurt them. I harvested mine around the 1st of November, even after a few bouts of snow and it was fine uncovered. These need a double take.These are a beautiful violet color, and look like a gigantic rose! After harvest, I was looking at them in the garage and saw that their leaves have this waxy iridescence to them depending on the light, almost looks like fairy dust! No bugs or moth holes! In retrospect, I think my neglectful watering, added to a hot summer may have had an effect on its slower growth because it had a growth spurt after some wet, cooler weather, but I still say totally worth it, but maybe not for the novice.
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