Kale Pentland Brig Seeds
Info: Kale `Pentland Brig` was specially bred for its texture and flavour: it produces approx. 60 cm tall, wide, gently ruffled, bright green leaves. It is certainly far more delicate, sweeter and more succulent and produces side shoots that can be harvested month after month for nonstop deliciousness! You can harvest young crown leaves from November on and in spring leafy side shoots and spears that are picked like broccoli.
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. palmifolia|
|Sowing||from Feb. in pre-culture, from May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny to partial shade, poor, well-drained soil|
|Harvesting||from end October|