Savoy cabbage is a variety of the plant species Brassica oleracea. Savoy cabbage is a winter vegetable and one of several cabbage varieties. It has crinkled, emerald green leaves that are crunchy and tender. It is thought to originate from England and the Netherlands. In the 18th century, it was introduced into Germany as “Savoyer Kohl” and is named after the Savoy Region in France.