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Plant Identification - any ideas ??


Bought these plants as plugs as per label in the 1st picture depicting Kale.

Not sure what they have turned out to actually be - have taken these pictures today all from the same original batch purchased.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,882

    Those look more like one of the oriental leafy brassicas ... I'd use them as cut and come again type veg to shred and use in a stir fry.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Most Kale have curly or serrated leaves but not all of them. I think I can just make out the label & I think it says Refelx F1 hybrid. If you look  them  up on the web, several seed merchants do this one, what you have is NOT that one. Brassicas come in all shapes & sizes leaf types & textures. In mitigation to the suppler of these all the seed looks the same & it would be easy for plants to become mislabelled. Not sure what you have there what ever it is I think the last pot shown looks like it's about to run to seed. All Brassicas are very hungry plants & need good rich firm soil to do well, not sure they will succeed in pots. What you have looks more like an non hearting cabbage but which one is impossible to tell from here.

    Last edited: 14 January 2018 12:33:39

    AB Still learning

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695

    First two look like pak choi.  The sort I get when I sow mixed leaf  oriental salad.  Just cut the leaves off to use in salad or stir fry. The red ones are usually quite spicy.

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  • HI everyone, thanks for your responses.

    Yes agree, that Pak Choi is indeed what they are. Having checked out Gardeners World posting : -

    'Pak Choi has bolted :( Posts: 18Views: 17,681) and 'How to grow pak choi' feature


    Well we all live and learn.

    Thank you all once again. Happy gardening !!

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