A fleshy, European, coastal plant (Crambe maritima) of the crucifer family, whose edible young shoots are blanched and used like asparagus.
Webster's New World
Sea Kale Sentence Examples
The different shelves can be planted in succession; and the lower ones, especially those on the floor level, as being most convenient, can be utilized for forcing sea-kale and rhubarb.
Forcing is the accelerating, by special treatment, of the growth of certain plants, which are required to be had in leaf, in flower or in fruit before their natural season, - as, for instance, the leaves of mint at Eastertide or the leafstalks of sea-kale and rhubarb at Christmas, the flowers of summer in the depth of winter, or some of the choicest fruits perfected so much before their normal period as to complete, with the retarded crops of winter, the circle of the seasons.
Rhubarb and sea-kale among esculents both need to be forced in darkness to keep them crisp and tender, and mushrooms also are always grown in dark structures.
Continue the forcing of asparagus, rhubarb and sea-kale.
Sea-kale, asparagus and peas raised in frames may now be planted; also garlic and shallots.