crambe maritima

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sea kale

The almost perfect food. The entire plant is edible. Grows on coastal beaches, but you can grow it in your backyard also. A perennial kale that keeps coming back year after year. Comes up early in spring time and thrives again in the fall, November, December. They love shady wet soil. The leaves can be made into a salad like normal kale and the roots can be eaten raw or cooked. A great travel food. Very high in vitamin C. Collard-like leaves, beautiful white flowers. Young shoots good raw or steamed like asparagus. Should be eaten shortly after picking.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Crambe maritima: The seeds are 3.3-4.9 x 2.5-3.8 mm.
Once, when we were filming Wild About The Garden for Channel 4, we came across salt slacks tucked behind the dunes where Crambe maritima, or sea kale, was in full flower and scenting the air with its alyssum-like perfume.
One of the first plants to go in is the striking sea kale, crambe maritima. In spring, crinkled tufts of indigo purple push their way through the shingle at the end of last year's corky stems.
Ar y lan o amgylch Porth Cwyfan (sydd ar ochr orllewinol Mon) mi sylwais fod yna ambell i ddarn o ysgedd arfor (Crambe maritima; sea-kale) yn tyfu.
In the flowerbeds you'll usually find red hot pokers, sea kale, crambe maritima, and the thistle- like sea holly eryngium maritinum.