Ornamental Cabbage and Kale Cultivar Trial
James L. Gibson and Brian E. Whipker
Listed below are 26 cultivars of ornamental cabbage and kale trialed in 8 inch mum pans at the Horticultural Science Field Lab in Raleigh, NC. They are listed by plant type.
Seeds were sown on July 22, 1999, and plugs were transplanted on August 20. Plants were sprayed with B-Nine at 2500, 2500 [(2x) 14 days apart], or 5000 ppm 2 weeks after potting. Plants were evaluated on November 3.
For a detailed description as well as cultural information, click on the specific cultivar below.
*Plant Type: OC= Ornamental cabbage, NK= Notched kale, CK= Curly kale
**V= Vigorous, T= Tall, M= Medium, S = Short, D= Dwarf
*** Seed Sources
B = Ball Seed- (800) 879-2255
FG = Fred C. Gloeckner- (914) 698-2300
N = Novartis Seeds- (800) 323-7253
P = Parks Seed- (800) 845-3369
Thanks to Ingram McCall, Paul Lineberger, and Bradley Holland for their technical support, Fafard for the root substrate, Scotts for the fertilizer, and for grant support the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, the Uniroyal Chemical Co. and the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers' Assn.
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