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Giant Walking Stick Kale Organic
Giant Walking Stick Kale Organic
Sale price: $2.65


  •  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.

Planting DirectionsPlant in spring as early as the ground can be worked and soil temperature  reaches 40 degrees minimum, optimum 72 degrees. Plant in rich, fertile soil. Sow in Spring for a Fall harvest. Sow seed 1/4” deep, at 2-4” intervals in rows spaced 24” apart. Thin seedlings to 12-18” apart. As plants grow up to 6’ it may be necessary to provide support at maturity.  Plants grouped in a small block tend to be self supporting.  Harvest by cutting low at base, use the edible leaves and allow the stock to air dry.  When thoroughly dried cut to desired length and preserve with varnish or wax for an attractive appearance.