This heirloom dates back to 1889. An awesome, red cabbage that lives up to its name. these heads get up to 8"(20cm) in diameter and weigh 5-7lb (2-3kg). A beautiful, deep purple/red throughout, with lovely firm heads. They do not do well in the heat, so be sure to plant out at the correct time in warmer climates. If you get the timing right on this one, you will not look back!