Herb: Jersey Kale


Latin name: Brassica oleracea palmifolia


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Jersey Kale:

Leaves - cooked. A strong cabbage flavour.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial


Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Flovering:
May to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Other uses of Jersey Kale:

The long slender stems have been dried and used as walking sticks.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow in a seedbed outdoors in April. Plant out in summer as space allows. Do not let the seedlings get overcrowded or they will soon become leggy and will not make such good plants. If your seedlings do get leggy, it is possible to plant them rather deeper into the soil - the buried stems will soon form roots and the plant will be better supported.

Cultivation of Jersey Kale:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Brassica oleracea palmifolia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.