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Thread: Daubenton's (perennial) kale- where can I get some?

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    I think I will have to now, just to see if your seeds come close to my plant, seeing as in theory they should be the same.

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    Ooh! I missed that post Norfolkgrey! It's looking like I won't make it to a Pennards open day, and 7.50 + 8.00 postage is too much for a kale plant, even one as interesting as that, but I'll try and remember in March!

    Is there anything I might have you'd want to swap for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamamelis View Post
    Is there anything I might have you'd want to swap for?
    I love weird and wonderfuls, but otherwise I am up for a surprise (I am a big kid at heart)
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    Hi all, I have some kale - first year for me, but for the life of me cannot remember it's name 😞 thinking something like black Toscana but have probably made that up! It's doing well though, I've been harvesting it from the bottom and it's now like a walking stick with leaves at the top. Not sure if this is how you are supposed to do it but it's going well! From seed and it was really easy too 😀
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    Yes you're doing it right ancee

    It has several names: Nero di toscana, cavolo nero, lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, black Tuscan cabbage. Can anyone think of any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelenina View Post
    Yes you're doing it right ancee

    It has several names: Nero di toscana, cavolo nero, lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, black Tuscan cabbage. Can anyone think of any more?
    None if which are perennial though (unfortunately)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    None if which are perennial though (unfortunately)
    That's true Alison. You can also call it Tuscan Palm Kale and it's still not perennial

    I have some kale plants that have survived outdoors in pots through two Slovak winters, one very hard and long with deep snow, and the other unusually mild. They have flowered and set seeds twice, and are still producing. But none of them are supposed to be perennials. They are Thousand Headed, which is the strongest and most prolific, Vates Blue Curled which is smaller but tastier, and Scarlet which is very small but hardy. They probably crossed with each other, so I might get something interesting when I grow out the seeds.

    When I've done my necessary month and 50 I'd like some of your Daubenton seeds, VC, if you have plenty to spare, or maybe some cuttings Norfolkgrey, if I happen to be in East Anglia at the right time. I can probably find something weird and wonderful and surprising to swap with.
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    I'll put some Daubenton seeds in the VSP, ready for you
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