Chinese Kale
Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. alboglabra

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 26, 2011, jtellerelsberg from Norwich, VT (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have not grown this myself, but the Agroforestry catalog from the UK lists it as perennial. I'm not sure what it's hardiness is. Has anyone tried growing it perennially? (Agroforestry catalog: http://www.agroforestry.co.uk/Catalogue201011.pdf ; see p. 35.)

Positive

On May 22, 2007, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Delicious. Probably my favorite Chinese vegetable. Cut the top shoot, then side shoots will form. Also peel and eat the stem.