Brassica botrytis (L.) Mill.
Brassica leucantha Boiss. ex Nyman
Brassica nivea Boiss. & Spruner
Brassica oleracea cretica (Lam.) Coss.
Brassica oleracea nivea (Boiss. & Spruner) Fiori
Brassica rupicola Boul.
Brassica cretica is a perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody, especially at the base. It can grow up to 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It has, in the past, been cultivated as a food plant[
Eastern Mediterranean - coastal regions of Greece, Turkey, Syria and the Greek Islands; E. Europe - Ukraine.
Rocks, usually near sea-level, in Turkey[
]. Seashores and cliffs[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[
This is a polymorphic species[
] which is closely related to the wild cabbage, Brassica oleracea[
The young shoots are used as a vegetable in Greece[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer.