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Brassica oleracea italica

Typically available from fall through winter. Check with your local store for current availability.

Large, tightly packed domes of flowerettes mature quickly to a rich, dark green. Has a tangy, buttery, nutty flavor and can be enjoyed fresh or cooked. Great sauteed in stir-fries. 

Draw pollinators into your garden with pollinator-attracting plants.


  • Size: 2'-3' tall, 1'-2' wide
  • Days to Maturity: 65 Days
  • Productivity: 6"-7" Crown
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Growth Habit: Upright

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched garden soil with good drainage after danger of 100° weather has passed. Plant in rows leaving 12" of space between each row. Add fertilizer to soil before transplanting. Water early morning or late evening. Harvest crown at about 6"-7" across for best flavor.



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