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Siberian Kale
Brassica napus var. pabularia

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: napus var. pabularia
Synonym:Brassica campestris var. pabularia

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Cascade, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This one of the oldest kales said to have been grown by Jefferson at Monticello. It is extremely hardy and although it is available in both dwarf and curley versions, this is the ancient form. Quality is not as good as the curly Scotch type kales but it is virtually indestructable. It is widely available.