Wild Turnip-Rape (Brassica tournefortii)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Wild Turnip-Rape
Brassica tournefortii
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves and young shoots – cooked[177, 183].

    An edible oil is obtained from the seed[177, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in situ.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though it should be possible to grow it as a spring-sown annual. 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]. Grows well in the heavier soils.
Europe – E. Mediterranean to W. Asia.

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