Kale 'Redbor' F1 Hybrid

We should all grow this plant. It's delicious and looks fantastic right the way through the year. More
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We should all grow this plant. It's delicious shallow-fried, makes the best Chinese seaweed and looks and tastes fantastic all through the year, fitting well into an ornamental border.

Try 'Redbor' raw, finely chopped in an autumn salad with slithers of raw pumpkin, marinated in lemon juice and dressed with Parmesan and olive oil – fantastic. Kale is a fantastic winter 'superfood'.

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Genus Brassica
Group/Species oleracea
Variety Redbor F1
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Kale
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in) apart in each direction
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow early summer, February -July. Can be started under cover (in individual cells to minimise root disturbance) or sown direct.
Care Tips Remove yellowing leaves, mulch thickly and keep weed-free. This is a very disease-resistant plant. This grows well in a container pot. Will tolerate poor soil.
Storing Store in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for 6 months.
Harvesting Pick all through winter and early spring, from October to May. This will produce it's characteristic frilly leaves for 6 months. Harvest once the leaves get to about 15cm long.
Cooking Notes The leaves can be shallow or deep fried, also steamed or in a winter salsa verde.
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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Kale 'Redbor' F1 Hybrid reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue