Unlike red and white cabbage, pointed cabbage is conical and pointed. Its delicate structure makes it slightly milder. Pointed cabbage is the earliest cabbage variety on the domestic vegetable market. Pointed cabbage tastes similar to savoy cabbage and has a slightly nutty aroma.
Pointed cabbage – Fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Cultivation & harvest
Like all cabbage varieties, pointed cabbage is a heavy grower. For this reason, it prefers loamy, calcareous soils, which are rich in humus and have a uniform moisture. It is especially important to note that the soil should be firm so that the plants can support the cabbages. A sunny to semi-shaded location further favors the growing conditions.
Pointed cabbage is ideal for stuffed cabbage leaves. Its leaves are loosely arranged and can be removed for stuffing without blanching.
The vegetable does not keep for long as its leaves wilt relatively quickly. It should therefore be eaten as fresh as possible.