Brukale

What’s that ? You may well ask. I just bought a packet of seeds to try. It’s a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale.

I’ll let The Biking Gardener tell you all about it.

It looks interesting :

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Has anyone grown it? How’d it go?

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10 Responses to “Brukale”

  1. Aussiejambo Says:

    They look very interesting indeed! I will be keeping a look out for those and trying for myself. When it’s the suggested planting time?

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  2. thebikinggardener Says:

    Hello and thanks for mentioning the blog. Basically these are grown in the same way as Brussels sprouts or kale and are sown in late spring. They take a long time to mature and are in the ground for 10 months. Here I sow in April/May and harvest from December to April so you would sow October and harvest from July to September. All parts are edible and I think they are best steamed. Being frilly the leaves can hide unwanted livestock so thorough washing is advisable!

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    • foodnstuff Says:

      Hi, thanks for the extra info. I’ve sown them (couple of months later than you suggest), so we’ll see how it goes.

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  3. Frogdancer Says:

    I LOVE brussels sprouts and I love growing kale for the chooks.
    This sounds really interesting. Where did you get the seeds from?

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  4. rabidlittlehippy Says:

    Kale was a bit of a failure for us in that it grew beautifully but the kids wouldn’t touch it until it flowered, then they were all over the flowers like a rash. The same with Brussels Sprouts. My eldest loves them as does his daddy (nasty vile things in my opinion though) but again, when they flowered, 3 kids couldn’t get enough. It was all I could do to save enough flowers to harvest seeds.
    I reckon brukale might work well though. Worth a try. 🙂 I’ll have a go getting me some seeds methinks. 🙂 If nothing else, when it bolts to flower my kids will inhale them. 😉

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    • foodnstuff Says:

      I suppose you could use the leaves in dishes where the kids don’t know they’re there, otherwise there’s probably some nutrients in the flowers.

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  5. narf77 Says:

    Looks like a delicious meld of the two Bev. You could also ferment the leaves Ms Hippy ;). Cheers for sharing your new finds with us Bev, it’s always interesting to see what other people find especially when they are cooler climate veg. I hope you had a great Christmas Day and Happy New Year to you 🙂

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