Chinese Broccoli Kailaan

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Sometimes known as Chinese Kale this is a sturdy brassica that grows to 45cm high. Use the succulent delicious flowering shoots, lightly steamed or stir fried. It is best sown in July & August (after mid-summers day) for harvesting in September & October. Price for 50 seeds

SOW & GROW: in July and August.

For small plants sow sparingly in situ, aiming for 10-15cm spacing, and harvest the plant whole when the flowering shoots start developing – after about 8 weeks

For large plants sow in modules and transplant when they are about 8cm tall and space 30cm apart. Keep well-watered and mulch if possible. Ready for harvesting after about 10 weeks; pick the main head first and then the side shoots as they develop

EAT: peel the stems if the outer skin has become tough. Steam, stir fry or cook like sprouting broccoli

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