Generally of a round, regular and compact shape, except for some innovative varieties defined as “steepled”. Depending on market demand, this product can be picked and packaged in various different ways:
- LEAFED – the head is completely wrapped in its leaves;
- CROWNED – the outermost leaves are cut away and the remaining ones pared down to 2-3cm;
- DE-LEAFED – the outer leaves are completely removed from the head.