1 package of 10 seedsBrassica carinata is an erect, annual plant, sometimes becoming biennial or even a short-lived perennial. It usually grows around 100cm tall but can sometimes reach 180cm.
A popular leaf crop in Africa, where the plant is often cultivated, it also provides edible seeds and an oil. Usually grown as a home crop, the plant is also sometimes cultivated commercially and sold in local markets.
This species has been receiving some attention as a potential alternative crop. Preliminary evaluation made in Spain has also indicated a very good potential for biomass production.
Germination: Sow .5cm deep in substrate. Germinates within a few days.