After seeing these on a FB post I really want them but they won't post out of the US even though brassica seed is allowed into Australia. Is there anyone here who would buy me a packet and post to me? Happy to pay for seeds, post and effort.
Bit off topic, but I've got a bit of seed from 2 Portuguese perennial kales that I collected this summer that you are welcome to. Were growing next to each other, and a few mixed mustards from a Morton's mix. And a few senposai were nearby, too. The senposai must have crossed with something, since there's a bit of phenotypic variation.
I do have one Portuguese kale that I am happy with but at the moment I don't think I want any more - I am having to limit the brassicas that I grow or it will end up like my melons, too many to rotate to keep the seed fresh. Thank you for the thought though Gregg.
I've been growing it for a few years, but I lose some plants every winter (zone 6b/7a), and the plants that do make it multiple years never seem to want to flower. Taste is alright, more on the collards side than kale, which is fine by me as a collard-kinda-guy! But plants whose claims to fame is being perennial yet which produce no seed are not useful. And there's no way for me to breed increased northern hardiness in without new seed. I'm watching them and hoping for some flowers, but in the meantime not giving them any extra space.
My four plants are almost as tall as I am, and now have flower buds which I'm eating. Three plants taste good, but the fourth is horribly bitter so I removed it from my fenced vegetable area and put it out for the deer to eat. They must have different taste sensors than me, because it proved popular with them.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada a cool mediterranean climate - rainy winter, dry summer
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wilscase: I'm a graduate student at Oregon State and have been working with populations segrgating for different color genes such as the B gene in Cucurbita. I'm curious if anyone has experience with crosses in Cucurbita maxima between grey blue types and orange?
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