This unique looking vegetable is part of the cabbage (cole) family. The edible stem swells into a globe shaped "bulb" where the leaves attach. Often eaten raw, it has a sweet and mild flavor similar to broccoli stems. Its thick skin helps with long storage but needs to be peeled off to reveal its crisp and tender texture. Can be used in slaws, salads, and with dips. Also delicious roasted, sautéed, and steamed. It is high in vitamins and low in carbohydrates. Sow seeds in early spring or mid/ late summer.