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Old August 2, 2011   #4
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California Central Valley
Posts: 2,398

I got my original perennial kale as a cutting, but the second one was a 4-inch seedling from a plant exchange labeled walking stick kale! It's exactly the same as the first one. However, a neighbor at the community garden planted a seed of walking stick kale and it was a totally different plant. I don't know the seed source for either one.

The purple peacock wasn't meant to be perennial, but in my climate, with a bit of coddling, I like to see how long I can keep small brassicas going.

I have old seed for scorzonera and my interest was piqued recently by someone from Germany who talked about black root -- said it was delicious but hadn't seen it in the US. I did some research and figured out it's scorzonera.

I'll have to try skirret -- sounds so medieval.
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