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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - cooked. A strong cabbage flavour[K].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

The long slender stems have been dried and used as walking sticks[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Brassica oleracea palmifolia.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[1]. Prefers a heavy soil[2]. Succeeds in any reasonable soil. Succeeds in maritime gardens[1]. Tolerates a pH in the range 4.3 to 8.3.

Jersey kale is a very tall-growing plant, usually reaching about 1.5 metres tall though it has been seen more than 5 metres tall[1]. The large leaves can be cooked as greens whilst the straight slender stems can be dried and used as walking sticks[1].

A good companion for celery and other aromatic plants since these seem to reduce insect predations[3][4]. Grows badly with potatoes, beet and onions[4]. Grows well with potatoes, beet and onions according to another report[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Brassica oleracea palmifolia. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Brassica oleracea palmifolia.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Brassica oleracea palmifolia
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
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
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
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  2. ? Simons. New Vegetable Growers Handbook. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-050-0 (1977-00-00)
  3. ? Philbrick H. and Gregg R. B. Companion Plants. Watkins (1979-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Riotte. L. Companion Planting for Successful Gardening. Garden Way, Vermont, USA. ISBN 0-88266-064-0 (1978-00-00)
  5. ? Allardice.P. A - Z of Companion Planting. Cassell Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-304-34324-2 (1993-00-00)


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Belongs to familyBrassicaceae +
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Has binomial nameBrassica oleracea palmifolia +
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Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
Has edible partFlowers + and Leaves +
Has edible useUnknown use +
Has environmental toleranceMaritime exposure + and High wind +
Has fertility typeSelf fertile + and Bees +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
Has lifecycle typeBiennial +
Has material partUnknown part +
Has material useWood +
Has mature height0.9 +
Has search namebrassica oleracea palmifolia + and jersey kale +
Has shade toleranceLight shade +
Has soil ph preferenceVery acid +, Acid +, Neutral +, Alkaline + and Very alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy +, Clay + and Heavy clay +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
Has taxonomy nameBrassica oleracea palmifolia +
Has water requirementsmoderate +
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PFAF material use notes migratedNo +
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Tolerates maritime exposureYes +
Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
Tolerates windYes +
Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +
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