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Mobile County 

Master Gardeners 

 
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Plant of the Month

Cabbage and Kale (Brassica oleracea)  

Ornamental cabbage and kale are all kales and are in the same species (Brassica oleracea) as edible cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Kales produce leaves in a tight rosettes; cabbages produce heads. But in the horticultural trade, ornamental kale is the term used for types with deeply-cut, curly, frilly or ruffled leaves. Ornamental cabbage is the term used for types with broad, flat leaves that are edged in a contrasting color. Ornamental cabbage and kale grow approximately one foot wide and 15 inches tall. There are many cultivars that are commercially available.

     - Alice Marty

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Master Gardeners are Extension-trained volunteer educators. Under the direction of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, this program has a two-fold purpose: to increase the availability of home horticulture information through qualified volunteers and to extend the land-grant mission across Alabama.

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