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SEA KALE Seeds, Seakale
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  • Sea kale, Sea cole, Seakale Seeds (Crambe maritima) 1.55 - 2
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Sea kale, Sea cole Seeds (Crambe maritima)

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Sea kale, Sea cole, Seakale Seeds (Crambe maritima)

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Crambe maritima (common name sea kale, seakale or crambe) is a species of halophytic flowering plant in the genus Crambe of the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae), that grows wild along the coasts of Europe, 

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Sea kale, Sea cole, Seakale Seeds (Crambe maritima)

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Crambe maritima (common name sea kale, seakale or crambe) is a species of halophytic flowering plant in the genus Crambe of the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae), that grows wild along the coasts of Europe, from the North Atlantic to the Black Sea.

Description

Growing to 75 cm (30 in) tall by 60 cm (24 in) wide, it is a mound-forming, spreading perennial. It has large fleshy glaucous collard-like leaves and abundant white flowers. The seeds come one each in globular pods.

Distribution

Very rare in Northern Ireland, recorded from Counties Down and Antrim and from a number of seaside counties of Ireland.

Culinary use

The plant is cultivated as a vegetable, related to the cabbage.

Along the coast of England, where it is commonly found above high tide mark on shingle beaches, local people heaped loose shingle around the naturally occurring root crowns in springtime, thus blanching the emerging shoots. By the early eighteenth century, it had become established as a garden vegetable, but its height of popularity was the early nineteenth century when sea kale appeared in Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book of 1809. It was also served at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, when Prince Regent George IV of the United Kingdom (1762–1830) used it as a seaside retreat.

The shoots are served like asparagus: steamed, with either a béchamel sauce or melted butter, salt and pepper. It is apt to get bruised or damaged in transport and should be eaten very soon after cutting, this may explain its subsequent decline in popularity. However, given a rich, deep and sandy soil, it is easy to propagate and grow on from root cuttings available from specialist nurseries. Blanching may be achieved by covering it with opaque material or using a deep, loose and dry mulch.

As an ornamental plant

As an ornamental garden plant, C. maritima has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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Handpicked seeds ?
Handpicked seeds
HEIRLOOM ?
Yes
Organic Seeds ?
Organic Seeds
Organic/natural ?
Organic/Natural: Yes
Edible ?
Edible
Pretreatment of sowing ?
Soak in water before sowing 12-24 h
Sowing depth ?
Sowing depth 3 mm
Life Cycle:
Perennial plant : Yes
Resistant to cold and frost ?
Resistant to cold and frost
Plant is suitable for growing ?
The plant is suitable for growing in a greenhouse
The plant is suitable for growing on a balcony-terrace
The plant is suitable for outdoors cultivation
Manufacturer ?
Manufacturer: Seeds Gallery
Suitable for growing in flower pot ?
Suitable for pot: Yes
Origin of seeds ?
Origin of seeds: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Origin Country of Variety ?
Variety from: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Medicinal Plant ?
Medicinal Plant: Yes
Scientific name:
Crambe maritima
Sun Exposure ?
Full sun from an early age
Type:
Vegetable Seeds
Common Name:
Sea kale
Planting Time?
Planting Time: Whole year-round
Indoor/Outdoor?
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Soil Type?
Soil Type: Any
Watering?
Watering: Medium
Cultivating Difficulty?
Cultivating Difficulty: Very easy
Climate?
It thrives in all climatic conditions