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Hi,

I found some of this Sea Kale like plants but I'm not sure they look a bit different. They taste quite well please help me to identify this plant! Maybe they are perennial?

Thank you!
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Sure looks like broccoli.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Sure looks like broccoli.



I was thinking the same thing. Given the small size and looseness of the head, it might be a sprouting variety. That said, I would have expected other heads to be popping up as well. I also wouldn't have expected such a thick central stalk. Maybe just an underdeveloped naturalized version of a regular broccoli or one with poor fertility?
 
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Could easily be a brassica cross.

Looks like the volunteers from my giant kale do right now... or I should say, they did look like that before I snacked on the flower heads. Spicy broccoli, delicious.
 
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It might be a species of Spigariello/Spigarello. Italian leaf broccoli. It's very good. The leaves are soft and the taste is not bitter like some cole type leaves. I got mine from Johnny's seeds. It does produce small heads but is mainly grown for the leaves.

Or it could be something else. Lots of the brassicas look alike. Do a google image search for Spigariello and see what you think.

Some are more frilly than others. This is what mine look like (though not quite as lush) (photo from the internet)

 
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Dear Permis,

thank you for all your help!!! Of cause it have to be some varity of "Spigarello Broccoli" as you told me. There are a lot of pics and I'm quite sure! Tank you all! Broccoli forever!!!

 
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