Crops II pp 530-547 | Cite as

Kale (Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala, medullosa, ramosa, sabellica)

  • J. Luštinec
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 6)


Kale includes fodder plants of the species Brassica oleracea L., varieties acephala (collards, tree kale, borecole), medullosa Thellg. (marrow stem kale), sabellica L. (curly kale) and ramosa DC. (thousand-head kale). The first three varieties belong to the convariety acephala (DC.) Alef. sensu lat. (Helm 1963). Each variety is represented by a range of cultivars and there also exist many intervarietal forms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Luštinec
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  1. 1.Institute of Experimental BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPraha 6Czechoslovakia

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