Brassica oleracea ‘Wivoy’

Savoy cabbage

  • Botanical name: Brassica oleracea 'Wivoy'
  • Common name: Savoy cabbage
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

Savoy cabbages have crisp, juicy crinkled leaves and solid hearts. Traditionally they were regarded as winter cabbages, but modern hybrids such as Brassica oleracea capitata group ‘Wivoy’ mature sooner, for use in late-summer. Summer savoy cabbages have lighter semi-crinkled leaves and a milder flavour. Both kinds should be sown for a long season of use.


For best results grow Brassica oleracea capitata group ‘Wivoy’ in well-prepared soil. Net plants to protect from butterflies and pigeons.

How to grow Brassica 'Wivoy'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Brassica 'Wivoy' and wildlife

Brassica 'Wivoy' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Brassica 'Wivoy' poisonous?

Brassica 'Wivoy' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Brassica 'Wivoy'