Despite its name, Sea Kale does not need a nearby ocean to thrive. This perennial vegetable has edible roots, shoots like asparagus, leaves like kale, cabbage, or spinach, and flower heads like broccoli. It’s quickly becoming a cult classic in permaculture gardens everywhere.
Latin Name: Crambe maritima
Site and Soil: Full to part sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to -35° F.
Size at Maturity: 2′ in height by 3′ feet wide
Bloom Time: late spring
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland except the occasional aphids
USDA Zone: 4