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    Default Asturian Tree Cabbage - or is it?

    Several years ago I planted out some "odd" cabbagey things in part of the garden some distance away from the Assorted kale bed.
    As far as I can remember they were Asturian Tree Cabbage (ATC), Cottager's kale (CK) and Couve Tronchuda /Portuguese kale or cabbage (CT).
    One of these has survived and several babies have popped up.
    I know most of these brassicas look very similar but, since Snadger has mentioned ATC on Jay-ell's plot, I'm curious to know whether these are they!

    All opinions welcomed (even the usual, cheeky ones).

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    The babies.

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    They look very similar to the kale we grow VC, be interesting to see if they flower what colour they are.
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    Put my neck on the line here but i would say 'NO' unless Welsh Asturian tree cabbage are different from Geordie Paul & Becky's Asturian tree cabbage.

    From memory the leaves seemed a more fluorescent green, but that could be due to the camera used,spose!
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    Looking back through my posts, I sowed it April 2013 with a load of other kale type things and posted a photo of Asturian tree cabbage 9th Nov 2014.

    If I can find that photo on my old computer, I may be able to work out if its the same plant - Lots of Ifs there
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    Doesn't look like mine. I'll take a photo next time I'm down (if I remember) which is either Thursday or Sunday.

    Mine is Becks and Paul Austurian Cabbage from real seeds. It 2 years old now but is a lighter green and has only just started to flower.
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    Here's a stock photo from google images that shows the fluorecent-ness of the leaves on the one I spotted at Jays.

    Howay man Jay-el get your ariss into gear with a flamin piccie!
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    5.46 & 5.48 say no more!
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    You must have a very loud Shout, Snadge!!
    My seeds were the Paul & Becky ones too (wonder who they are?)
    There are various photos of this plant on the net, but they all look a bit different to me
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