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B. Copping

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Bunias orientalis
« on: 2019-06-06, 10:22:01 PM »
Bunias orientalis (Turkish Rocket; Hill Mustard)

I have a tendancy to try out *new to me* plants every year.
Last year I managed to get seeds of Bunias orientalis in the ground.
The survivors (it was a bad year for winterkill) were transplanted and will flower soon.

Since this is a species, Iím not concerned about any crossing. :)

Has anyone else here grown this?
(I wonít get a taste test until next spring, seed increase takes priority).

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Re: Bunias orientalis
« Reply #1 on: 2019-06-09, 01:04:25 PM »
First flowers have opened.
No idea who the pollinator is.

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Re: Bunias orientalis
« Reply #2 on: 2019-06-12, 05:35:36 PM »
I don't really like the leaves as a vegetable, the flower bud sprouts (before flowers open...) can be used like broccoli or broccoletto and are very nice.
you can cut it several times and it will grow back always.

It's rather invasive in our pannonic climate. It thrives even on the most drought prone locations i.e. steep southern slopes in our wineyards and tends to outcompete the local flora.

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Re: Bunias orientalis
« Reply #3 on: 2019-06-16, 05:28:20 PM »
I don't really like the leaves as a vegetable, the flower bud sprouts (before flowers open...) can be used like broccoli or broccoletto and are very nice.
you can cut it several times and it will grow back always.

It's rather invasive in our pannonic climate. It thrives even on the most drought prone locations i.e. steep southern slopes in our wineyards and tends to outcompete the local flora.

Thanks for the information! :)

I had read that some people eat the leaves (in spring, I assume) and the stalk.
I hadnít thought about the unopened flower clusters.

Iíll keep an eye on how prolific the seed production is.
If it is too generous, Iíll make sure that it doesnít get out of control.

Edit: Perennial broccoli! :D
« Last Edit: 2019-06-16, 05:30:07 PM by B. Copping »