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Chinese kale

Brassica oleracea (Alboglabra Group)

  • 55 plantings
  • 10 for swap
  • 9 wanted
  • 60 stashed

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.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chinese kale have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chinese kale

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water often. 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.

See our list of companion Plants for Chinese kale to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

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.

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.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Chinese kale to germinate?
4 days

Average 4 days | Min 1 days | Max 28 days (16)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Chinese kale?
+ 26 days

Average 26 days | Min 20 days | Max 42 days (5)

Days to Maturity How long until Chinese kale is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 34 days

Average 34 days | Min 31 days | Max 41 days (4)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Chinese kale?
= 64 days

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

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