A vintage heirloom cabbage that originated in the region of Verona in
Northern Italy, with stunning, lightly savoyed violet and green leaves
that get more vibrant as the cool fall and winter weather set in. Thanks
to an appreciation for traditional cuisine, Italians have preserved
this variety from antiquity. Perhaps it is the impressive heat and cool
tolerance of these hardy plants, or the beautiful violet leaves that have
kept this treasured heirloom alive despite general downsizing of seed
diversity. Medium sized round heads mature 120 days from seeding.
With violet colored wrapper leaves and yellow-green inside leaves,
they are an ideal choice for a fall/winter harvest. It is frost hardy, and
in warmer areas can be harvested until New Year.