How to grow Sea kale

Sea kale grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Crambe also known as Seakale or Crambe maritime, Sea kale perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-9.

Sea kale leaves

Leaves edible in color green in wavy oval with serrated edge, size of the 15-30 cm,

Bud edible in the color green, flower color white, small flowers grow in clusters on stems, size of the flower 1-2 cm.

Pod edible in the color green the pods size 3-8 mm in round to elliptic shape.

Root edible in color white with brownish peel.

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How to grow Sea kale growing and care:

Sandy soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, caterpillars, Pieris

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Recommend to prune the stem of the flowers

Size of the plant?
50-80 cm, 20-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White small flowers grow in clusters on stems, size of the flower 1-2 cm.

Pollination is done by:
Butterfly, bees

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the stem of the flowers

Uses of Sea kale buds:
Raw, salad, pickle, cooked

Edible pods

pods harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Pods pests or diseases:
Slugs, caterpillars, Pieris

What can be done with big quantities of Sea kale pod?
Raw, salad, pickle, cooked

Work requirements on the pods:
Collect on time

How long does it take to bear pods?
0.5-1.5 years

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant established cut in the base of the leaf

Information about leaves:
Green leaves in wavy oval with serrated edge, size of the 15-30 cm,

Uses of Sea kale leaves:
Raw, salad, pickle, cooked, stuffed

Edible Roots

Information about root:
White root with brownish peel.

Harvesting root:
After few years (summer)

Uses of Sea kale root:
Raw, salad, pickle

Scientific name:

Crambe maritime

How to grow Sea kale

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Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Pod
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9