Field of Science

From one species many varieties - colewort

It always comes as a surprise to my students that all of these vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, are actually just varieties, genetic variants, of one single species, Brassica oleracea, seen here.  Here's a really nice article about this to introduce a new botanical blog added to TPP's blogroll, The Botanist in the Kitchen (actually there's two of them). 

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