(Brassica cretica)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Brassica cretica
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    The young shoots are used as a vegetable in Greece[2, 177, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. It is a polymorphic species[93] and is closely related to the wild cabbage, B. oleracea[264]. It has, in the past, been cultivated as a food plant[264]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[200].
South-eastern Europe to western Asia.

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