This hardy native plant, sometimes considered wild, is in the Brassica family, a broccoli cousin. Forms a dense pointed leafy rosette followed by tall stems filled with profuse tiny yellow flowers. The young leaves and stems are used raw or cooked once they emerge in spring. The young flowering buds and stems are also edible. The flavour is similar to cabbage. In milder climates, the leaves emerge early, providing 2 pickings. Early for greens and late spring for the buds.
The bees love this plant, an ideal addition to the permaculture garden. Provide a sunny location and some watering in the summer. This hard to find variety grows very large seeds which are started early spring in small pots. Matures to full production in the second year. Cover the depth of the seed.
Packet size: 15 seeds