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Brassica Purple


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Variety Information

Common names: Decorative Cabbage or Kale
Color : Purple
Bloom Size: Medium
Lengths available: 60 cm to 90 cm
Vase Life: Long
Availability: - This product is mostly available in the late summer or fall in North America.
Scented: No
General Comments: - Colours intensify later in the Fall when there are cold nights.

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • These are F1 hybrid varieties of decorative Cabbage or Kale now widely referred to by their latin name Brassica.
  • Usually available in late summer and fall in North America.
  • Available out of Holland Late Fall to early Winter.
  • Often shipped as green Kale but show the best colour in the fall after some cold weather intensifies colour.
  • Very long lasting. 7+ days with proper care.
  • Often used to tint in a wide variety of seasonal colors
  • New Japanese hybrids of these flowering cabbage have longer stems and brighter colours.
  • Care and Handling:
  • Should be hydrated with floral preservative.
  • The woody stems of these cabbage can dirty the water very quickly, changing water regularly is important and can eliminate potential cabbage smell from water.
  • Hydrate 24 hours before use.
  • Cut woody stem at 45 degrees and recut as needed.

Grading Information

  • Graded by stem length and sold by the stem.
  • Florist quality should be minimum 60cm but can often be up to 90cm later in the Fall.

Grower and Breeder Information

  • New Japanese hybrids of these flowering cabbage have longer stems and brighter colours.
  • These also tint well in a variety of seasonal colours.
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