These are loosely-hearted cabbage, which are either:
- cut just before the heart forms to give a stem with 10-15 flattish leaves
- or left to form a loose conical heart (though not as tight a heart as “sweetheart” or hispi)
These were originally sown late in the summer and harvested in the spring but now are grown all-year round.
Our family has been growing these for as long as we have been farming in south-west Lancashire.
And that is a very long time.
Similar to Spring Greens but a more open heart. Very popular in the US.