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Chinese kale

Brassica oleracea (Alboglabra Group)

Chinese kale is a member of the Brassica (Mustard) family. Its botanical name is Brassica oleracea (Alboglabra Group). The scientific name epithet oleracea means 'eaten as a vegetable'.Chinese kale grows as an annual and is an edible vegetable / ornamental. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally grows with a mound-forming habit.

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How to grow Chinese kale

Chinese kale needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 7.2 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil). Chinese kale is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

Growing Chinese kale from seed

For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 18°C / 64°F.

Transplanting Chinese kale

Chinese kale is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Companion plants for Chinese kale

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Chinese kale so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Chinese kale

These plants will not grow well with Chinese kale so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Chinese kale problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Chinese kale plants:

Other names for Chinese kale

Chinese broccoli, Kai-lan, Gai-lan, Mustard oilplant, Chinese mustard, spoon vegetable, 芥蘭

Brassica oleracea, Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra

Misspellings: Kailann, Kai Lann, Gailon, Gai lon

Chinese kale care instructions

How long does Chinese kale take to grow?

These estimates for how long Chinese kale takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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