Cabbage, Chieftain Savoy (Organic)

Brassica oleracea. 90-120 days.

A great open pollinated Savoy cabbage that was once a standard and is now very hard to find. Great for late summer and autumn rotations. More tender and sweet than many of the modern European Savoy hybrids, though not as winter hardy. Produces vibrant green heads that average 4-6 lbs. A 1938 All American Selections award winner bred by Ferry-Morse. Our original seed was given to us by Tim Peters, formerly of Peters Seed and Research, who preserved the variety when the big companies dropped it. We are excited to grow it and keep it alive.

As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.


Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil February through August. Transplant into the garden about 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown. A good choice for spring or autumn gardens in our area.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds when dry from 50 or more plants (to avoid inbreeding). Dance on seed stalks on a tarp to thresh. Collect seeds and winnow to clean. Isolate from other Brassicas of the same species, oleracea (collards, brussels sprouts, broccoli, some kales) by ½ mile.

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