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What is the botanical name for this brassica?


 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: What is the botanical name for this brassica? Reply with quote

I'm looking for the botanical name for this brassica.
I got it five years ago from the Seed Savers and they just called it "a cut-and-come-again cabbage". In her book "Traditional Irish Cookery" Darina Allen has a picture of it and calls it "cut-and-come-again kale". Trevor Sargent is a big fan of it and calls it "Everlasting Cabbage". So, does anyone know its latin name? And, while we're at it, is it a cabbage or a kale?

It's one of my favourite plants in the garden. So few veg are perennial; it's great to have this. If I'm peckish in the garden I graze it. Pigeons have never taken any interest in it, molluscs have little impact and this is the first season where the cabbage white butterfly laid her eggs.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to...www.botany.com/brassica.html you will get all the Info'....its such a complex plant Scientists have divided it into several botanical groups...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting. Could be a collard; though this seems to be an American term for a type of kale.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your welcome...it would be interesting if you did find out...lets know how you do...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should mention that when I got it I was given three cuttings. I shoved them in the ground a few days later with no preparation. Two took and one failed.

I since moved from that garden and took two plants and four cuttings with me. One plant took, one failed; all four cuttings took.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you been able to find out what it is yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Potatoes wrote:
I should mention that when I got it I was given three cuttings. I shoved them in the ground a few days later with no preparation. Two took and one failed.

I since moved from that garden and took two plants and four cuttings with me. One plant took, one failed; all four cuttings took.


You've a kind of a mixed Bag of luck there...at least you have some and thats what matters...good luck with your search.
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