Seeds forum: Walking Stick Kale?

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Jan 21, 2014 6:46 PM CST
Hi all, I am very new here but have been looking for seeds for Walking Stick Kale. Not sure of the "real" name but it grows a tall stalk up to 9 feet over a couple seasons. Its leaves can be used for animal fodder and the stalk can later be dried and is light weight but can withstand about 200 lbs of pressure. Okay, so I am not sure if all this information is exactly true, but I read it somewhere about 6 yrs ago and it has stuck in my head. I would love to find some. Dont have much to trade but I do have a few melons but could only send about 3 seeds of each kind and I have some tomatoes coming from Baker Creek that I will trade a little of. Thanks for any help!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Jan 21, 2014 6:57 PM CST


Hi, and welcome to ATP.

Sorry that I can't help you. Looks like T&M has it

Do you live in a zone where it's hardy?


Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Jan 22, 2014 5:36 AM CST


hello and Welcome!

Jan 22, 2014 11:42 AM CST
I am in the high desert 7a.

Jan 22, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Thanks for the "Welcome"! Smiling
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Jan 26, 2014 5:34 PM CST
I have read that the plant will not come true from seed - if it ever gets around to making seed.
Let me know if you find someone who will share a cutting!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Jan 30, 2014 4:35 AM CST
It is definitely not hardy here in zone 3.
It only grew to about 2 feet over the summer from a direct outdoor sowing.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Feb 9, 2014 1:47 PM CST
I grew it about 10 or 15 years ago. Mine got to about 4 ft, long enough to actually use a a walking stick. I've had it hanging on the wall since drying it and, because of this thread noticed it was gone. Hah...just found it on the floor behind the wood stove, covered in dust bunnies. I should take a pic of it for you.

Picklehopper, I'll check records and see where I got seeds from. I'm sure I don't have any but think I may have bought them from Shumway's or someone I dealt with a lot back in those days.

Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Feb 20, 2014 6:27 PM CST
I think I might have some old seed in my fridge, I can check if you're interested, let me know!

Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Feb 20, 2014 6:31 PM CST
I actually have two partial packs, one is old, from 2008, not sure how old the other one is, but if you want to do for postage I can share some. LMK!

Feb 26, 2014 9:35 AM CST
Hi again, I have been sick and haven't been back on for a while. Seedsower if you are still willing to share, I can send you my post information. Perhaps I have something you might want to try in return. Thank you everyone for the replies.

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