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Steve Harris 12-02-2003 12:06 PM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 
Just seen a picture of this on the T&M site and it looks a giggle.
Anyone grown them here? How high? To look at the picture, you'd expect
them to blow down if the wind goes over 10 mph!

PS: Are they good to eat? :-)

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com

Anne Middleton/Harold Walker 12-02-2003 02:50 PM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 

"Steve Harris" wrote in message
Just seen a picture of this on the T&M site and it looks a giggle.
Anyone grown them here? How high? To look at the picture, you'd expect
them to blow down if the wind goes over 10 mph!//////////////////they will

grow very well where you are..forget eating them as they are just a
novelty......they do make an excellent walking stick when well cured, sanded
and varnished.......mine withstood winds of over 25 mph....HW.

PS: Are they good to eat? :-)

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com




Drakanthus 12-02-2003 05:32 PM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 
"Steve Harris" wrote in message
...
Just seen a picture of this on the T&M site and it looks a giggle.
Anyone grown them here? How high? To look at the picture, you'd expect
them to blow down if the wind goes over 10 mph!

PS: Are they good to eat? :-)

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com



Wow! I just found them - you forgot to include the URL:
http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds...etable_18.html
Incredible - it says they can grow up to 15 feet high!
I wonder if they can be used as a quick growing fence?
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Drakanthus.

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Steve Harris 12-02-2003 07:44 PM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 
In article ,
(Drakanthus) wrote:

I wonder if they can be used as a quick growing fence?


Brassica Leylandii, I believe ;-)

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com

Alan Gould 13-02-2003 06:15 AM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 
In article , Steve
Harris writes
Brassica Leylandii, I believe ;-)

'Walking Stick' Cabbage are Brassica oleracea longata
aka Jersey Cabbage, Jersey Kale, Chou Cavalier; Tree cabbage; Walking-
Stick-Cabbage, Walking Stick Kale. Tall growing cabbage (to 6M.18ft.)
with large loose-leaved head. Stems used for walking sticks. Young
leaves and sprouts edible. Grow as for standard cabbage.

Details from urg Veg & Salad Index at:
http://www.fuchsiazone.co.uk/veg-index/vegindex.htm
--
Alan & Joan Gould - North Lincs.

andrew jones 13-02-2003 02:57 PM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 
I have grown them in a sunny spot and they are reasonably easy and hardy,
wind tolerant(they alL originate from coastal regions) . They have them on
the channel isles and a related thing in northern Portugal from which they
make lots of soup.
"Steve Harris" wrote in message
...
Just seen a picture of this on the T&M site and it looks a giggle.
Anyone grown them here? How high? To look at the picture, you'd expect
them to blow down if the wind goes over 10 mph!

PS: Are they good to eat? :-)

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com




Steve Harris 13-02-2003 03:54 PM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 
In article ,
(Alan Gould) wrote:

Details from urg Veg & Salad Index at:
http://www.fuchsiazone.co.uk/veg-index/vegindex.htm

Have you actually grown it. Alan or are organic seeds not available?

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com

Alan Gould 13-02-2003 07:26 PM

Walking Stick Cabbage
 
In article , Steve
Harris writes
In article ,
(Alan Gould) wrote:

Details from urg Veg & Salad Index at:
http://www.fuchsiazone.co.uk/veg-index/vegindex.htm


Have you actually grown it. Alan or are organic seeds not available?

No, I've never tried to grow that variety of cabbage. They are more of a
novelty than a food plant really and I should think that they would
finish out a bit smaller in UK summers than in Jersey. I can't recall
having seen seed for them being sold, but they may appear among the
ornamental veggies in some catalogues (T&M?).
--
Alan & Joan Gould - North Lincs.


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