green, sprouting vegetable plant

Brassica oleracea

Ornamental Cabbage, Kale

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Cool-weather vegetable typically harvested annually for its large head and is apart of the same species as other cooler season vegetables.

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Brassica oleracea is a cool-weather vegetable harvested annually for its large head. It belongs to the same species as other cooler season vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. These vegetables thrive in cooler climates and offer valuable nutritional benefits for culinary applications.

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Romanesco Broccoli/Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cauliflower

Plant Type: Flower, Annual

New Jersey Native: No

Bloom Times: Spring, Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Colors: Pink, Yellow, Green, Purple, White

Deer Resistance: High

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Medium

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Soil pH: Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Drought Tolerance: None

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1 - 2.5 ft

Spread: 1 - 2 ft

Growth Rate: Slow