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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young flowering shoots and small leaves- raw or cooked[1][2][3]. Delicious if used when fairly young though they can become tough with age[4]. Older stems should be peeled[4]. All parts of the growing plant are used, including the developing inflorescence[5]. Plants take about 3 months from sowing to their first harvest[5]. Either the whole plant can be harvested, or, if a further harvest is required, just the terminal shoot is harvested which encourages the development of lateral shoots[5]. Yields of 2 kg per square metre can be obtained[5].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Brassica oleracea alboglabra.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Brassica oleracea alboglabra.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in succession from late spring to late summer or even early autumn in favoured areas[4]. The heaviest yields are from the mid to late summer sowings[4]. Early sowings may bolt if there is a period of cold weather[4]. Cuttings of lateral shoots root easily and can be used to produce more plants[5].

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Cultivation

An easily grown plant[4], it succeeds in full sun in a well-drained but moisture-retentive fertile preferably alkaline soil[2][5][4]. Prefers a heavy soil[2]. Plants prefer a pH in the range 5.5 - 6.5[5]. Succeeds in any reasonable soil[6].

Plants tolerate several degrees of frost once they are past the seedling stage[4]. They also tolerate higher summer temperatures than most members of this genus[4]. Closely related to broccoli (B. oleracea italica), this species is often cultivated in the Orient for its edible leaves and flowering stems[4][7]. There are several named forms[4]. A perennial plant, it is usually cultivated as an annual [5]. It is fairly slow-growing, but it provides a crop over a long period in the summer and autumn[4]. In a suitable climate they can crop for a period of six months[7]. Most cultivars have been developed in the warmer parts of China and are best suited to warmer conditions than usually occur in Britain, though some forms have been developed that are more suitable for cooler conditions[5].

Plants can be transplanted, if moved under cover in the autumn they will continue to grow slowly and provide a crop all winter[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Brassica oleracea alboglabra.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Brassica oleracea alboglabra
Genus
Brassica
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
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Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
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Flower Type












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