Brassica oleracea frutescens Spach
Erucastrum balearicum Bluff, Nees & Schauer
Brassica balearica is a perennial plant growing around 60cm tall with stems that can become more or less woody at their base.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Brassica balearica is a locally common species which does not currently face any major threats and the population is not reported to be in decline. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Mediterranean - Mallorca
Found on inland cliffs, in limestone areas and in oak forests[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[
This species might be no more than a part of the polymorphic species Brassica cretica[
The plant is said to be used as a vegetable[
]. We do not know what part of the plant is used though it is most likely to be the leaves[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.