Perennial Vegetables


Perennial Vegetables

A group for all those interested in growing perennial vegetables. Join us to discuss the existing perennial crops and the breeding/improvement/development of new and exciting crops, share ideas and share plant materials.

Location: New Zealand
Members: 10
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2014

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Brassicas - Kale and mustard family

Surprising enough, this family has lots to offer when it comes to perennials. Kales of the oleracea family especially the wild forms are mostly perennial. However the kales of the napus family has a…Continue

Started by CesarZ Aug 30, 2014.

Lily Family - Onions, leeks, garlic, chives, etc.

This thread is for the discussion of the lily family.Continue

Started by CesarZ Aug 30, 2014.

Sunchokes: Yacon and Jerusalem Artichokes

This thread is for perennial Helianthus and its allies, foremost members are the yacons ang the jerusalem artichokes.Continue

Started by CesarZ Aug 30, 2014.

Perennial vegetables in cold climates 1 Reply

That Kale looks fabulous Cesar - i'm sure it would grow in the Queenstown region and survive the frosts - any ideas about what else might work this far south?Continue

Started by alexaforbes. Last reply by CesarZ Aug 29, 2014.

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Comment by CesarZ on August 29, 2014 at 7:17pm

>>from Hanna: Good looking kale :-) Do you grow it as a perennial?

Yes it is actually four years old and has not flowered yet.

Comment by Hanna on August 29, 2014 at 6:01pm

Would anyone like some yacon tubers? Not essential, but quite fun to grow and seemingly almost as vigorous as Jerusalem artichokes. I'll have to shift them very soon, but can't bring myself to throw the surplus away. I doubt that they'd grow in Queenstown though, they just about make it to flowering here in Christchurch.

Good looking kale :-) Do you grow it as a perennial?

Comment by CesarZ on August 28, 2014 at 10:02pm

Hi Everyone,

I would like to invite everyone to join a new group about perennial vegetables. Firstly, I would like to introduce the rare and lovely D'aubenton Kale - very hardy and grows forever.


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