Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Borecole = Boring-kale?

Borecole (or kale) certainly doesn’t mean it is a boring vegetable! We Dutch love it. The word Borecole even comes from the Dutch word boerenkool: boer = farmer, peasant and kool [cole] = cabbage. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. Several varieties exist and most are quite frost resistant. Here comes our selection:

Curly leaved green kale: Westlandse winter.

Curly leaved red kale (at present on seed bed): Red Scarlet.

Russian kale: Red Russian.

Not kale but too beautiful not to have its picture on this blog: Red Cabbage.

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