The word “Cabbage” is an Anglicized form of the French caboche, meaning "head." Like all crucifers, Cabbage is nutrient dense, rich in Vitamins A & C, calcium, potassium and antioxidants. The Arkansas Black is thought to have been developed in the mid- 19th Century in that state. Generally dark red on the tree, with a slight green blush where hidden from the sun, these apples turn dark burgundy as they ripen. Their flesh is notably hard and fairly tart when fresh, mellowing in both flavor and texture in storage.