Kale tree!

Asked June 14, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

I have a curly leaf kale plant growing in my garden beside the compost pile. I deadheaded it the first winter and since then it has grown into a 5-foot-tall tree-like plant. Is this normal? Is there anywhere that I can send a sample to be studied in case it is a unique specimen? The plant has been growing and producing for 3+ years and has not flowered.

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1 Response

Yes, it is normal. You probably have very mild winters there that don't kill the plant (it's very winter hardy) or cold enough to induce flowering. Enjoy!