Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Brassica

Specie: B. oleracea


English Name:


Common Name:

Wild Cabbage, Wild Mustard

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Brassicales

Name in English: Mustard Family

The Plant

Origin: Southern and Western Europe.

Growth Habit: perennial , herbaceous- biennial, tall

Flower: produced in second year, spike 1-2 metres tall with yellow flowers.

Blooming Period: May - August

Leaf: rosette of large leaves, green


Cultivated vegetable or ornamental plant.

Care and Handling

Soil: organically rich soil

Amount of water: Moderate, prefer moist soil

Nutrition: general fertilizer

Special handling: high tolerance for salt and lime, Frost hardy

Special feature/remarks:

Cultivars are divided into 7 major groups according to developmental form, These include many common foods - e.g. cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers, kale, ect,,,,