Kale

Kale

Kale
Vegetables are good for you and this one is especially so being a good source of calcium, iron, beta-carotene and vitamins. Sow in Spring in modules for autumn/winter harvesting. Now we have eight varieties there is a kale (or two) to suit you!

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From the dark leaves of Black Magic, the green shades of Hungry Gap & Vates to the red of Scarlet you can be assured that the visual appeal just hints at the gorgeous flavour that awaits you.

 

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Flavour, colour, & goodness for £1.50

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Long, slender leaves mature to a rich green that looks almost black from a distance: this is the new kid on the block, it’s more uniform, better in colder northern areas and British bred.  This Italian black cabbage has a great flavour and can be used from baby leaf to full size.                      

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This is a lovely compact variety, it has an abundance of dark green curly leaves that grow from the centre of each plant. Fine flavoured and hardy. Price for 12 seeds

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This has a mildest taste of any of the kales but is combined with winter hardiness that means you can be picking leaves at almost any time of the year. With a touch of sweetness it is perfect as a salad leaf but you can ring the changes through the months by stir frying or steaming too. Price for 12 seeds

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A hardy vegetable for winter use. This is one of the best open pollinated varieties available. This variety grows to 45cm with densely curled leaves. A Superb tasty choice for a smaller space. Price for 12 seeds
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This is a great, robust and reliable, late cropping kale. It comes in to its own in March when fresh greens are in short supply. Sow in July/August Price for 12 seeds
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Beautiful blue-grey jagged leaves have a lovely mild cabbage flavour with a crunchy texture. It is perfect for winter salads, cut as a baby leaf or grown on for cooking. As with most Italian ingredients, it can be used in a wide range of dishes such as risotto, pasta, frittata & so on. Price for 12 seeds
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Tough plants withstand winter weather, tender leaves are perfect for hungry humans. This dark green curly variety can be used for cut-&-come-again when just 5cm tall, wait until October for leaves to cook with and then continue to harvest right through the winter – hard to beat. Price for 12 seeds

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This variety is an Italian heirloom, sometimes known as the Dinosaur kale as it is a rather primitive looking open variety. It has blue green strap leaves that are 7cm wide by 25-40cm long, very unusual. It is very tasty, either harvest leaves when young and tender or leave mature leaves to sweeten again after frost. It goes without saying that it is extremely winter-hardy. Delicious and tender when stir-fried or steamed Price for 12 seeds
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With dense blue-green curled leaves, this variety is very hardy and heavy cropping. It can be picked from November onwards, young leaves on side shoots appear in early spring. In mid to lte spring the spears can be used like sprouting broccoli. Price for 12 seeds

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This heirloom, with a boastful name, is a vigorous grower that will produce an abundant yield. Lovely flavoured scalloped green leaves, smooth and tender, do very well overwintered for a spring crop. It can also be sown in spring for salad use Price for 12 seeds.

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this superb tasting, frilly leafed kale has an attractive red colouring with a blue/green tint to the leaves. It is very versatile as it can be used early as baby leaves or left to mature for winter use when it colour will intensify with the colder weather. Price for 12 seeds
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The distinctive red leaf contrasts well with green types. This variety can be harvested in the autumn and early winter. It adds colour to your plot and is perfect when grown in combination with green types. Price for 12 seeds

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This lovely curly kale has dark green leaves with red veins, as the weather cools the colour becomes bolder. Enjoy this as a delicious salad leaf when young and leave some plants to grow on for hardy and richly flavoured winter greens (tall to 90cm or more). Price for 12 seeds.
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A super hardy winter survivor to -10 (lower with snow cover) and yet young leaves are tender enough for salad use. Mature leaves taste superb and in the spring they will give you flavourful sprouting tips. They even tolerate hot summers! The leaves are blue-green, white stemmed and ruffle edged. Price for 12 seeds.

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This is all about the dusky blue-green leaves: harvest it by stripping individual leaves off the stalks and it will provide a continual crop for ages. Though the leaves have a flavour similar to kale (with a hint of broccoli), they are tender, with a felt-like texture. Hailing from southern Italy this plant is both cold and heat tolerant. Enjoy in salads or steam, braise, stir fry or add to soups. Price for 12 seeds
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This is a vigorous and versatile variety that grows to 40cm. It has finely curled, blue-green, vitamin-rich leaves. Very cold tolerant. Use as durable garnish, as a cooked side dish, or as a seasoning for stews. This will earn its place in your plot. Price for 12 seeds
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One of the larger kales, Westland Winter is very high yielding and will stand up to the harshest of winter weather. Lovely flavour and well worth finding a space for it. Price for 12 seeds
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This AGM winner has finely curled blue-green leaves held on tall plants: this kale stands out visually, taste wise it offers everything you would want – good robust flavour and texture without stringiness from the ribs. Hardy and very productive, regrowing vigorously so your harvest can go on and on. Price for 12 seeds
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