This one is for you kale lovers and permaculturists out there: perennial tree kale. Yes, it’s true. Imagine a year-round supply of kale that doesn’t fall prey to aphids in hot weather. Perennial vegetables form deeper root systems and require less water and care than annual varieties. When annuals bite the dust, perennial tree kale keeps going. The caveat? It lives for 3-4 years, then must be propagated from cuttings. You can do this, and Gardenerd is here to show you how.
Our latest YouTube video shares an experiment in propagating tree kale over a period of 4 months. We tested rumors and came up with facts, saving you time figuring it out for yourself. Now you can make your own tree kale plants from cuttings.
Propagating Tree Kale
Try these great recipes with tree kale:
And if you don’t have access to cuttings you can purchase a seedling from Bountiful Gardens (that’s where we got ours).