Special Offer Kale 'Nero di Toscana' and 'Redbor'

I know kale is super-fashionable, but it has long been one of my favourite vegetables for growing. More
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I know kale is super-fashionable, but it has long been one of my favourite vegetables for growing.

It is tasty (with some fantastic recipes), good for you AND crops continually for much of the year including right through winter, when there's very little to harvest. A duo of the two best cut-and-come-again varieties.

Genus Brassica
Group/Species oleracea
Variety Nero di Toscana, Redbor Hybrid F1
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Kale
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Start preparing your soil early in winter, digging over and removing stones. Sow direct from April-July, sprinkle seed thinly in rows 15-30cm (6-12in) apart at a depth of 1cm (0.5in). Once seedlings emerge, thin to 5-7.5cm (2-3in). May also be sown under cover into modules from February-April or June-July for autumn and winter harvest.
Care Tips Remove yellowing leaves, mulch thickly and keep weed-free. This is a very disease resistant plant. Grows well in a container pot. Will tolerate poor soil.
Harvesting Pick all through winter and early spring, from October to May. This will produce its characteristic frilly leaves for six months. Harvest once the leaves get to about 15cm long, breaking individual leaves from the central stem. More will re-grow. If it tries to flower, remove the growth tip a few inches below the first flower buds.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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