What is a cole crop?

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I have just started out gardening so I am learning lots of new thing. I keep coming across this term. What is a cole crop exactly?

Posted by: Mel (2 points) Mel
Posted: June 7, 2013


Cole crops are basically anything in the Brassica family.....this includes broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc. "Cole" is just an older term that was derived from a Latin term similar to cabbage.

Posted by: Kathryn Fiedler (72 points) Kathryn Fiedler
Posted: June 7, 2013

Mel commented,
Thanks for explaining. I knew it referred to things like broccoli but did not know why....
about 6 years ago.

Peg Boyles commented,
Also collards, kale, mustards, turnip, rutabaga, kohlrabi. Close relatives: horseradish, radish, cress, arugula, nasturtium, wasabi. So much deliciousness!
about 6 years ago.

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