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Brassica oleracea longata
Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable
Seed per packet: 20
An heirloom varity that was cultivated over 4000 years ago with stems that typically grows to 2 metres in height although they have been know to reach 6 metres under ideal conditions. Historically the stalks were made into walking sticks, they were also used for fencing and rafters.
Cut and dry the stems in late autumn to make Walking Sticks. Sticks can be varnish and will last for many years.
Leaves can be used to feed livestock.
Adaptable to most garden soils that is composted and well-drained in a sunny position.
Tropical: Autumn to Early Winter
Temperate: Late Summer to Early Autumn.
Cold: Summer to Early Autumn.
Sow: 5mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix or sow direct where they are to grow
Germination: 8-10 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 10 weeks