January King cabbage

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Cabbage 'January King'
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Cabbage 'January King' is known as chou de Milan de Pontoise in France
SpeciesBrassica oleracea var. sabauda
Cultivar'January King'

January King cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. sabauda,[1] 'January King') is a cultivar[2] with intermediate morphology between Savoy cabbage and white cabbage.[3] It is known as chou de Milan de Pontoise in France.[4]

'January King' cabbage is a winter vegetable which has been cultivated in England since 1867.[5] It has blue green leaves blushed with purple or red,[6] and its small heads weigh 3–5 pounds (1.4–2.3 kg).[7]


  1. ^ Catalogue commun des variétés des espèces de légumes, Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 31.12.80, N°C 343/66, p. 66
  2. ^ FAO, Expert Consultation on Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity - 2. Food consumption, Rome 2010, p. 5-6-7[13-14-15]
  3. ^ W.A. Brandenburg, C.D. Brickell, F. Schneider, Crop identifications of some brassica oleracea cultivars (J. Higgins, T.H. Sparks, J.L. Evans, J.R. Law), in International Symposium on Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants, 1986
  4. ^ Plant Inventory No. 167, United States of agriculture, 1966, 261769. Col. No. D-134, p. 292
  5. ^ Caroline Foley, How to Plant Your Allotment, New Holland Publishers, 2007, p.116
  6. ^ Titmarsh, Alan (2008). The Kitchen Gardener. BBC Books. p. 90.
  7. ^ "Description of January King Cabbage at Heritage Harvest Seeds". Heritageharvestseed.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.