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Savoy Perfection Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)
Savoy Perfection Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)Savoy Perfection Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)Savoy Perfection Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)

Savoy Perfection Cabbage Seeds For Planting (Brassica oleracea)

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Savoy Perfection cabbage is defined by its heavily textured, crumpled green outer leaves. This particular class of cabbage hails from Savoy, a small district adjoining Italy where it originated more than a hundred and fifty years ago. Perfection is considered one of the best of the Savoy-type cabbages. Its versatility allows it to replace both western hard-heading types and the Chinese loose variety. In fact, this type of cabbage is known world-wide and used in dishes from Germany to Korea and El Salvador.


The deeply crinkled dark to light green outer leaves protect the tender paler green to almost white inner leaves. The flattened, round 6 – 8 pound heads can be especially beautiful in the fall and have been seen in flower beds as well as vegetable gardens. It is a drumhead-type cabbage that is considered one of the tastiest for both quality and flavor. Unlike some of the other cabbage varieties, it does not produce a sulfur smell upon cooking.


This long season cabbage is hardy and easy to grow and should be timed so heads mature in cool weather as their rich flavor is enhanced by frost. Described as sweet and delicate in taste with slight cruciferous undertones, it is considered by many to be the most flavorful of all cabbages. The 1932 Burpee’s Seed Catalogue described it as, “The best Savoy Cabbage in existence. Considered more tasty than ordinary cabbage. The deep green, crinkled outer leaves enclose a solid, tender, light green heart of remarkably sweet flavor. Easily stored for winter use.”


One of the most versatile cabbages, Savoy Perfection is used in stir fry, stuffing and sauerkraut. It’s found in minestrone soup and its sweet flavor and crunchy texture is perfect for coleslaw. It soaks up rich ingredients such as cream, cheese and olive oil. A recipe that exemplifies its unique flavor is a simple sauté with onions and garlic. Savoy perfection cabbage is rich in vitamins C and K as well as potassium, folate and beta-carotene.


Disease and Pest Control


Pests that need to be managed include cabbageworms, aphids, root maggots, flea beetles and cutworms. Companion planting with dill attracts beneficial wasps which kill cabbageworms and other pests. Wood shavings at the base of plants or the use of cheese-cloth as a row cover will help protect against root maggots. Aphids are dislodged with a strong spray.


Clubroot and purple blotch are common diseases that can be controlled with crop rotation, keeping the leaves dry and staying up on any weed infestation.

SOWING THE SEED

Cabbage is a cool seasoned crop, which is well suited for the early Spring and early to late Autumn season. The seeds can be started indoors, or directly outdoors. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost, at a depth of 1/4” under topsoil. Transplant into the garden, or direct sow outdoors, when the weather is slightly cool to warm. Check below for spacing and growth habits.

GROWING CONDITIONS

Cabbage plants, as explained above, will thrive in cooler temperatures. It is recommended to place them in an area of full sunlight, with temperatures averaging around 60F to 65F. The plants will need a soil that is rich in organic matter, but also well drained. If your sowing area is filled with hard, compact soil, we recommend adding in a light compost mix to improve drainage. Water the plants daily to ensure that the soil is kept moist until germination has occurred.

GERMINATION & GROWTH

Cabbage seeds will typically take anywhere between 7 to 14 days to sprout open. The plants themselves will take up little garden space, and can be grown in rows. Each plant can be spaced about 18 to 24 inches apart from one another, in rows that are spaced about 24 to 30 inches apart. Fertilize when new leaves form, and when the heads begin to form. Harvest your Cabbage heads in roughly 85 to 90 days.

Front Side

Seed packets by Seed Needs are beautifully illustrated and provide a colorful depiction of the variety inside. We provide the common name, as well as the scientific name, seed quantity and a few specs about the variety to be grown.


Back Side

Each packet contains full growing instructions on the reverse side. Specifications on sowing the seed, growing conditions such as sunlight and moisture preferences and germination and growth information can be found as well. We also provide a QR to scan for easy reordering.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

Always fresh and intended for the current and following growing seasons. Seeds are packaged in water resistant / tear resistant packaging.

Heirlooms are varieties that have been purposely bred, selected and passed down from generation to generation. They are wholesome picks that will breed true to the parent seed every time.

Seed Needs never knowingly purchases treated seeds products. We also do not treat any of our seed products with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

Seed Needs promises to never knowingly purchase or supply genetically modified seed products. We take the Safe Seed Pledge!



A SEED COMPANY ON A MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

A SEED COMPANY ON A
MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

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