The beautiful purple heads of 'Early Purple' broccoli develop very quickly--as fast as 60 days from transplant. As long as temperatures remain cool, plants will continue to produce broccoli heads from offshoots. The beautiful color of this vegetable makes it highly prized for market.
One of the most familiar green vegetables, broccoli (also known as Italian or sprouting broccoli) is an excellent choice for the garden. Typically grown as an annual, this cool season vegetable traces its ancestry...
(Cabbage, Farao Cabbage)
A relatively large early-maturing cabbage that resists splitting, 'Farao' bears dense spherical heads of sweet peppery leaves that are delicious either cooked or raw. Typically grown as an annual, cabbage is a cool season vegetable that traces its ancestry to Brassica oleracea, a fleshy-leaved, short-lived perennial from coastal areas of western and southern Europe.
Maturing some 65 days after sowing, 'Farao' forms cantaloupe-sized heads with spreading, leathery, deep green outer leaves...
A vigorous, fast-growing collard green, 'Flash' produces large, dark green leaves with milky white stems. The plants are slow to bolt and will quickly regrow when cut back. The first tender leaves are ready to harvest after 55 days when planted from seed and are sweetest when gathered in cool weather. In fact, they're sweetest after the first mild frost of fall. Cook them as you would kale or spinach.
As beautiful as they are delicious, kale, collards, flowering cabbage, and the other vegetables...
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(Brussels Sprouts, Franklin Brussels Sprouts)
The early-to-mature 'Franklin' develops a tender stem that may be harvested and eaten along with its tender, round Brussels sprouts. It is an excellent, easy-to-grow variety that bears sprouts ready for harvest after 80 days from planting.
The Brussels sprout is a cool season vegetable first cultivated in late medieval or renaissance Europe in what is now Belgium, then called Flanders. It was brought to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century and began to be heavily cultivated there...
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Robust and relatively early-maturing, the broccoli variety 'Genji' is an excellent choice for the garden. Typically grown as an annual, broccoli is a cool season vegetable that traces its ancestry to Brassica oleracea, a fleshy-leaved, short-lived perennial from coastal areas of western and southern Europe. It is grown for its fleshy heads of flower buds, which are harvested and eaten before the flowers open.
Going from seed to harvest in approximately 75 days, 'Genji' initially produces...
(Collard Greens, Georgia Collard Greens)
Prized for its large tasty leaves and relative heat tolerance, 'Georgia' is an heirloom variety of collard, a cool-season vegetable that resembles a loose-leaved cabbage. Long a mainstay of gardens and kitchens in the southern United States, collards are increasing in popularity elsewhere. Typically grown as an annual, this vegetable traces its ancestry to Brassica oleracea, a fleshy-leaved, short-lived perennial from coastal areas of western and southern Europe.
This cultivar bears...
(Collard Greens, Georgia Collard Greens)
An old time southern collard green, 'Georgia is a tall, vigorous variety that will tolerate both cold and hot spells. It forms large, cabbage-like heads of deep green leaves with a bluish waxy bloom. It is best grown in fall, or winter in the deep South, when temperatures are mild and cool. The first leaves are ready to harvest 75 days when planted from seed.
As beautiful as they are delicious, kale, collards, flowering cabbage, and the other vegetables in this group derive from Brassica...
(Glamour Red Kale, Ornamental Kale)
Bearing large chrysanthemum-like rosettes of frilly, brilliantly colored leaves, this 2011 All American Selection is the first ornamental kale to win AAS honors. Typically grown as annuals, ornamental kales derive from Brassica oleracea, a fleshy-leaved biennial from coastal areas of western and southern Europe.
Wide as dinner plates, the dense heads of large ruffled leaves have a large deep magenta-pink "bulls-eye" surrounded by a bright green halo. The outermost leaves are bronze-purple....
(Cabbage, Golden Cross Cabbage)
If you're short on time, the fast-growing 'Golden Cross' is an excellent choice for sneaking in a cabbage crop when growing temperatures are cool and mild. This miniature cabbage is ideal for small garden spaces. The firm, leafy heads are decorative and delicious when eaten cooked or raw. Heads mature very fast in 40 to 45 days after planting from seedlings. Each softball-sized head is surrounded by spreading, leathery, light yellowish blue-green outer leaves and tightly packed, whitish-green inner...