Buddy Brickhouse 133046

This variety looks very much like a kale. Regardless of its identity variation exists. Two plants are extremely ruffled. Five plants are ruffled. The other 5 are more flat leaved. Leaves are spatanceolate in shape (see glossary) with a highly dissected outline and wavy margin. Leaves have very low blistering. Plants measure 12.5-24 inches tall and 31-38 inches wide. Non-heading variety. Very mustardy taste and slightly bitter. Not the best eating qualities. Glossary: spatanceolate: a shape somewhere between spatulate and lanceolate.

History: Acquired by Seed Savers Exchange in 2016 from the USDA collection (PI 662819). This variety was collected on behalf of the USDA by Dr. Edward Davis (professor of geography at Emory & Henry College) in 2004 from Buddy Brickhouse of Gum Neck, North Carolina. Buddy believes this variety, like his others, dates back to his maternal grandmother and therefore likely to before 1910.

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