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Where to buy perpetual kale (brassica oleracea ramosa)?  RSS feed

 
Charlie Fairchild
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Anyone know where to buy perpetual kale (brassica oleracea ramosa) plants or seeds?

Thanks!
 
Lynsey Nico
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The only one like that I know about getting is tree collards, (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) and there is one seller on eBay. She won't ship to me in Denmark though! I know propagating by seed is difficult with some of these specialty brassicas: it's best to get your hands on a cutting, because I think many of them don't come true from seed.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Purple-Leaf-Tree-Collard-Cutting-/380538973066
 
M.K. Dorje Jr.
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Bountiful Gardens sells perennial tree collards. They begin shipping next month inside the US only. (Not sure where you live.) They also have links to videos about tree collards on their website:

http://www.bountifulgardens.org/products.asp?dept=141

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Lynsey Nico
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I wish! I live in Denmark.
 
wanda hermann
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if you read enough German to order there (no other languages on their page)
http://www.kraeuter-und-duftpflanzen.de/Nach-Verwendung/Essbare-Pflanzen/Blattgemuese-/Ewiger-Kohl-Pflanze?c=421
they will ship to Denmark and almost everywhere in Europe

bought my perennial collards there and wow they taste good
 
Lynsey Nico
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You just made my year!
 
Guy De Pompignac
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Permaculture nursery in DK :, with Daubenton kale

http://naturplanteskolen.dk/sortiment/
 
luke allen
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We have a new website up at bountifulgardens.org
and the cuttings are available at Tree Collard Cuttings
 
Kyrt Ryder
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Count me in on the hunt for Ramosa in the USA [or Canada if they can get away with shipping it to the US.]
 
Alice Tagloff
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If your looking for a Perennial Kale, there are other's out there, like this one,
http://www.territorialseed.com/product/Kosmic_Kale_Plant
Has a kind of Kale listed as perennial, Kosmic Kale.
And this place has one listed as Seakale, also perennial
http://oikostreecrops.com/products/seakale/?search=kale

Daubenton's Perennial seems to be a kale locked into the uk/scottland/europe, and not sold as seed but as live plant.
 
Kyrt Ryder
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Cosmic Kale seems to be a hybrid between Ramosa [Daubentons being one of two known varieties/cultivars of Ramosa] and some other Brassica. Garden forums in the know seem to say its productivity/regrowth is weaker than Romosa, but that its landscape 'beauty' value is higher.

Worth giving a try I suppose. Though I'd like to get my hands on Ramosa itself as well.
 
Alice Tagloff
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On further reading, it seems apparent that the Ramosa has a hard to impossible time of going to seed. So it's only spread thru cuttings, and why it hasn't seemed to go anywhere.
The ramosa's a tree type, and while they all flower, they apparently only form seed pods for about 5-10% of the flowers.

There's another post,
http://www.permies.com/t/32351/plants/plan-breed-perennial-brassica
and some of the posters do have a ramosa, you might be able to contact them about seeds.
 
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