A vigorous kale, called thousand headed because it branches more than other kales. The many branches and growing points mean that it produces more leaves than other kales, and more sweet flower stalks (like broccolini) in spring. It is traditionally used as a forage kale: In Northern Europe, land was precious and winter was long. Crops like this (as well as forage beets and forage turnips) were grown to provide a large quantity of green food for cattle and sheep in a small area. These plants get huge--5' tall and equally wide--and some occasionally show perennial tendencies. We originally got seed from England, and Golden Rule Garden has reselected for good flavor and smooth leaves. They grew our seed.