Kale Green Curled Dwarf Seeds
Info: `Green Curled Dwarf` is a very compact, hardy and easy to grow kale. This dwarf variety grows to 30 to 45cm tall and produces an abundance of tender and delicate, densely curled green leaves which can be harvested throughout the winter months.
A "cut and come again" crop, leaves can be harvested as needed throughout the winter. The tasty leaves can be added to soups, stir-fries, streamed, or simply finely chopped and added to salads for a nutrition and fibre boost.
General Info: Besides its versatility and simple cultivation, kale is an incredibly healthy and highly basic vegetable. It provides a lot of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, B, K and vitamin C plus a lot of antioxidatively active plant materials. Its high-quality protein and the contained omega-3 fatty acids also ensure that it is always recommended as an alternative to animal fat and protein.
Sowing & cultivation: Kale is very easy to grow and and one of the hardiest plants in the wide and varied Brassica tribe. It tolerates poor soil conditions and very cold temperatures. But Kale does not tolerate heat. Therefore, it is sown in early spring or late summer (end of August) directly outdoors. Sowing depth: 1,5 cm, with a distance of 20-25 cm. Kale will produce a good crop provided that the drainage is satisfactory. As a cut and come again crop you can start removing leaves when the plant is just 10cm high. Alternatively wait till October before you start removing tender leaves from the top of the plant. Once the main crown has been harvested side shoots will form which will be ready to harvest from February to May.
|Botanical name||Brassica oleracea var. sabellica|
|Sowing||from Feb. in pre-culture, from May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny to partial shade, poor, well-drained soil|
|Harvesting||from end October|