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Ethiopian Cabbage

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Brassica carinata 

Story: this buttery leafy green 

grows like kale, but has leaves that taste and resemble cabbage! This cabbage was brought to us by chef Arthur Potts-Dawson in 2019 after a trip to Ethiopia.

When to sow: from early spring to early summer, and in the autumn for a late-season crop.

Requirements: prefers cooler weather, can bolt in the summer. soil needs to drain well and be enriched. 

Harvesting: baby leaves can be harvested a few weeks after sowing, and full-sized leaves can typically be harvested after 40 days.


Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case.

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.