Longtime favorite with a distinctly sweet flavor: great for salads and slaws.
This is a cabbage with a pedigree. New Jersey Wakefield is an adaptation of an older English variety, Early Wakefield, and has proven a reliable favorite for US gardens since the 1840s, especially in northern climes. Quickly produces large, dense, elongated 7″ heads, with a distinctly sweet flavor that is ideal for eating raw in salads and slaws, cooking or pickling. Weighing 2-3 lb., the heads have a small core and good protective wrapper leaves.