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The first young, tender cabbages of the year are called Spring greens. Discover when they are available, and top tips to store, prepare and cook with them.
Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year. They have fresh, loose heads without the hard heart of other cabbages.
Remove the leaves from the centre, wash gently and shred.
Add spring greens at the end of a stir-fry, or use in winter soups and stews. They are delicious sliced, steamed and drizzled with melted butter. Take care not to overcook, as the leaves will develop a rank flavour and smell.
Check out our spring greens recipes.
Store in the fridge and use within a couple of days.
Spring greens are at their peak from April to June.
Learn how to grow your own spring greens from the experts at Gardeners’ World.
Choose fresh, firm leaves. Reject wilted plants.