Brassica oleracea var acephala
Crazy but true – this plant gives you edible leaves for several years and then a stalk which you can varnish and turn into a walking stick! Heirloom variety hailing from the Channel Islands. Grow and harvest like regular kale – in full sun in fertile soil. Grows to a height of over 2 metres -this photo of Gigs who is 6’3” tall plus 9 year old Eliza on his shoulders will give you some idea of the height of this 18 month old plant! A fun plant for the kids to grow. Certified organic plant. Available Autumn to Spring.
Main photos and potted plant – Kahikatea Farm
Photo of walking sticks: commons.wikimedia.com