Popular green cabbages are Polar Green, Green Express, Charmant, Sunup and Belbro. Red types include Ruby Ball, Red Acre and Red Perfection.
Mid-season varieties are Survivor, Sanabel, Green Express, Shamrock, Super Red and Prime Time. Late storage ones include Bartolo, Hinova and Zerlina. Savoy King, Chieftain, Ice Prince and Ice Queen are Savoy cabbages.
Cabbage is a good source of Vitamin C and a source of folacin.
Greek mythology tells us the cabbage sprang from the fallen tears of a Thracian king who was about to be killed by Dionysus, the wine god, for uprooting some of his favorite grapevines.
In Roman times cabbage was a relatively expensive vegetable that was widely used in a dish we now know as corned beef and cabbage.
By the 15th century, it was widely cultivated in Europe and came to North America with the early settlers.