The edible portion of this vegetable
is the swollen stem just above soil level.
Less susceptible to root maggot, clubroot, and other plagues than most brassicas.
For tender stems, assure there is sufficient fertility and water, harvest at tennis-ball size, peel and use as you would broccoli or cabbage. Traditional, heirloom variety.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleraea gongylodes
Start seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before last frost and carefully transplant seedlings 4" apart in a sunny spot, or plant directly into garden 2-4 weeks before last frost. Matures in about 8-12 weeks. Be sure to harvest when young at about a diameter of 2 ½". For fall plantings, direct-seed or set out transplants 2 months before fall frost.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 19/Harvest 4-8/Yield 240-960/Spacing 4"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates winter cold