Variety from Serbia
Cabbage is cultivated in Futog from the times of 18 century, from the ages of the crowning of the empress Maria Theresia. From the year of 1760, there exist written documents describing the export of cabbage to Vienna. During the decades of cultivation of cabbage in Futog, a population was created that was different according to their quality properties from the others. Producers have begun in each harvest year to keep only the specified plants for seeds.
The long-duration selection was responsible for the creation of the population called “Futoški kupus” (the Futog cabbage), which was important for the fresh consumption, and for souring, as well.
The creation of this population, of course, contributed to the convenient agroecological conditions and geographic location of the district of Futog. The geographic region where the fresh Futog cabbage, as well as the sour Futog cabbage, are produced is the cadastral community of Futog.
The geographic region
Futog is the settlement located of the most fertile part of Pannonian lowland, on the left coast of
The Danube, in Serbia. It is located in the middle of the course of the river of Danube, at its 1270 km. It is located about 10 km upstream, on the west side of Novi Sad, the capital city of the autonomous province of Vojvodina.
Owing to the influence of the specific geographic climate and to the traditional approaches which are applied during growing and souring, specific sensorial properties are obtained, which make the Futog cabbage, either fresh of sour, different with respect to the other related samples.