Brassica oleracea longata. Open pollinated. 180 days. Heirloom.
A novelty item. Kids and adults have fun growing this fascinating oddity. Grows 5 to 7 feet from a spring sowing in most soils. A kale or cabbage leaved head grows at the top. Cut and dry the stems in the fall. They produce an attractive wood that can be turned into good looking walking sticks.
These plants have been grown for two centuries in the Channel Islands, where they have become a tourist attraction.