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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 2, 2012
10:34 AM

Post #8951415

...not knowing the distinction between ornamental and edible, would one get sick? Up to this article, I thought all kale was edible. I thought maybe some varieties might be more bitter than others, but edible, nonetheless.

Here is a pic of my Redbor, I grow it in a dish pot every year, along with arugula and whatever else I find at the nursery. Nice to have fresh greens in Dec-Jan.

Thanks for the good info.

PS: I can't stand the Chik-Fil-A ad b/c of the misspelling of chicken. I shudder at the thought of the countless people who spell it "chikin", thinking it's the right way. ugh!

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Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

January 3, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #8952841

vossner;
Have you eaten this redbor?
Have you eaten the real curly type of kale?
If so, how do the two compare?
If the redbor is any good - is it easy to raise?
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 3, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #8953330

Yes, I have eaten the Redbor. I ran it thru my juicer and though I used tender leaves, I thought it was a little strong. However, I mixed it w/ orange juice and it was quite delicious. In the past I've chopped a couple of (again) tender leaves for salads and they seemed fine. I think the Redbor is easy to grow from seed bit I just bought a 4" plant at the nursery.

Have never eaten the really curly type. Have only planted as an ornamental and only when I find a bargain.
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

January 3, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #8953552

Vossner;
Thanks for the information.
I messed up and bought kale some seeds by mistake. I had never grown any before. It was the best thing I had had. I had it in salads, I had it in a bean soup and I steamed it. I am going to grow it next year too. If Redbor is strong I guess I won't bother with it and get another variety -- but four foot?? Wow! Jjust for that alone it might be worth it.

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