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PlantFiles: Kale
Brassica oleracea 'Jersey Walking Stick'

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea (awl-lur-RAY-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Jersey Walking Stick

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive CaliGnome On May 31, 2011, CaliGnome from Sanger, CA wrote:

Grown from seed in central California - but don't even think about Roundup when you're near it, it's very sensitive - I killed off three plants with very light overspray.

Neutral WalkingStick On Jan 30, 2011, WalkingStick from Olympia, WA wrote:

I grew Jersey Kale from see seed purchased from Chiltern Seeds. I had one plant about 5 foot tall with a bunch of cabbage like leaves on top. It bloomed the following year. Strictly a novelty plant. The seed seems to remain viable for years.

Neutral texasflora_com On Jan 13, 2010, texasflora_com from De Leon, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I've seen Walking Stick Kale seeds available all over the place but bountifulgardens.org says that you can't grow it from seed and must use cuttings. They said the seed is either non viable or doesn't make a true walking stick kale. So I'm confused on what to believe.
Malabar spinach is another plant/subject.

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 4, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

In the US, this would be called a collard. It has the large smooth leaves and grows like the Georgia collard, except that it reaches for the sky. It is harvested by removing the lower leaves.

Regional...

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

Richmond, California
Sacramento, California
Sanger, California
Norfolk, Virginia
Olympia, Washington



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