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Brassica oleracea gongylodes, (Circa 1501 - Germany) The name literally translates as 'Cabbage Turnip', A very hardy brassica, grown for its pleasantly mild, sweet, & good-textured, swollen turnip shaped lower stem which looks like a spiky sputnik. With the mild, sweet flavour is somewhere between a turnip and a water chestnut, presenting a crisp, crunchy texture & the leaves are also edible. It can be found in two colours, pale green and this, the less common purple. High Vitamin C & Potassium, also looks really great as an ornamental Garden plant. (pick your sputnik at 3 inches across) -Brassica oleracea gongylodes Purpurea , Seed Count Approx - 245 avg
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