Chinese kale vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra) is an interesting and delicious vegetable crop that originated in China. This vegetable is remarkably similar to western broccoli in appearance and is thus known as Chinese broccoli. Chinese kale vegetable plants, which are sweeter tasting than broccoli, are high in vitamins A and C and rich in calcium.
Seeds can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked and planted throughout the summer and fall. Sow seeds ½ inch (1 cm.) apart in rows spaced 18 inches (46 cm.) apart and in full sun. Seeds usually germinate in 10 to 15 days.