Mammoth-sized heads in an unusual pointed shape make this variety a standout in the garden, and its extra sweet flavor and juicy texture will have you growing this cabbage year after year. This traditional German variety hails from the Filder plateau in southern Germany, where the remarkable pointed cabbage is celebrated each year with the Filderkraut festival! This fall-harvested, long-season variety easily produces heads over 10 pounds each and is a favorite for making outstanding traditional sauerkraut. Developed in the farmhouse gardens of south Germany in the 1700s, each village claimed its own strain. This rare selection had started to become obsolete due to its unusual shape, which makes it harder to process. Slow Foods has selected this delicious variety for its Ark of Taste.