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(bôr`kōl), and


common names for nonheading, hardy types of cabbagecabbage,
leafy garden vegetable of many widely dissimilar varieties, all probably descended from the wild, or sea, cabbage (Brassica oleracea) of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family), found on the coasts of Europe.
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 (var. acephala and sometimes others), with thick stems and curly leaves, belonging to the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustardmustard,
common name for the Cruciferae, or Brassicaceae, a large family chiefly of herbs of north temperate regions. The easily distinguished flowers of the Cruciferae have four petals arranged diagonally ("cruciform") and alternating with the four sepals.
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 family). They are grown for greens and, in Europe, for fodder. In the Channel Islands a tall fodder variety, known as Jersey kale, Jersey cabbage, or cow cabbage, grows to more than 7 ft (2.1 m). Kale (or kail) is a cool-weather crop—frost improves the flavor. In the United States the principal commercial growing regions are in Virginia and on Long Island. Kale is closest in form to the wild cabbage. In Scotland the word kale is used for cabbages of any kind. Sea kale is a European herb of another mustard genus Crambe, found along the northern coasts and often used as a potherb. Kale, borecole, and collards are all classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales), family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae).


Either of two biennial crucifers, Brassica oleracea var. acephala and B. fimbriata, in the order Capparales, grown for the nutritious curled green leaves.


, kail
a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, with crinkled leaves: used as a potherb
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And although I could happily have done without the curly kale I was especially taken with the terrine - moist, thinly-layered slices of potato made for a delicate, flavoursome alternative to the usual roasties.
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KALE WITH PEACHES AND WALNUTS 1 1/2 lbs curly kale, chopped into ribbons, stems removed (about 12 cups) 1 Tbsp canola oil 1/3c thinly sliced shallots 3/4 c apple juice Pinch of cayenne pepper Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 c coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted 1 peach (or 1 cup canned,) thinly sliced 1.
It was served with curly kale, one of the super veg we are urged to eat.
We are trying to avoid last year's embarrassment of having to feed the curly kale to the horses and excitedly digging up our carrots only to find they had been secretly replaced by the garden fairies with stunted and blackened gnarly lumps.
Serve with shredded curly kale or Savoy cabbage and carrots
Harvest curly kale from November onwards - all the other types can be harvested from December to March.