Seeds - Kale: Pink Stem. 500gm
- Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
A colourful and vitamin rich cool weather Kale with finely fringed dark green leaves and a closely packed pink centre. Perfect for baby leaf production especially in cooler months when the colours are enhanced. The plant will form a surface bulb similar to kohlrabi. Best sown from late summer to late autumn with successive sowings. 28 days (baby leaf) and 75 days (maturity).
Maturity 75 days from direct sowing.
Kale, (also known as Borecole) is a member of the cabbage family, with a reputation for being able to grow anywhere. Kale is believed to have been cultivated for several thousand years and the original wild cabbage still grows around the shores of the Mediterranean. Its botanical name is Brassica oleracea acephala. "Acephala" means "headless" and unlike firm-headed cabbages, kale is distinguished by having no heart. The open form means the leaves accumulate more vitamins A and C, and more antioxidant carotenoids than heading cabbages whose tightly furled inner leaves never see daylight. Kale is also a good source of vitamins B6 and K and minerals such as iron and calcium.
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