wild cabbage

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Synonyms for wild cabbage

wild original of cultivated cabbages

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Boil the wild cabbage and Alexanders in salted water for one minute.
The family has over 390 genera and 3,000 species plus countless varieties developed over the centuries from wild species still found around Britain today, like the wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea), turnip (Brassica rapa), sea kale (Crambe maritime), wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) and white mustard (Sinapsis alba), the mustard of "mustard and cress".
Hundred-year-old Chicago bricks and a babbling pond, complete with wild cabbage, water irises, mare tail and fish, give the terrace an Old World charm.
The plant remains, studied by Amanda Kennedy contain a range of species, including wild cabbage and probably barley, while the wood charcoal, studied by Phil Austin, has shown that several different ecotypes were being exploited by the WF16 inhabitants, including riparian woodland with willow, alder and figs, and pine-clad uplands.
Broccoli and cauliflower are nothing more than two varieties of a remarkable plant species known simply as wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea).
Horticultural historians say barbarians were eating the juicy, slightly bulbous leaves of wild cabbage in Asia long before the dawn of recorded history.
A descendant of the wild cabbage it originated in Belgium in the Brussels region during the 19th century after which it spread to other countries, in particular Britain, although it is less important outside Europe.