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Kale 'Emerald Ice' (Acephala Group)

Beautiful in the garden, and tasty on the plate. I love this best as a salad.
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30 seeds

5 seedlings (200893-5)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
oleracea (Acephala Group)
Common name
Kale
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow March-early August under cover (in individual cells or gutters to minimise root disturbance). Sow direct from mid-April. Keep well watered. Plant out when seedlings are 7-8cm (3in) high, 45cm (18in) apart.

Description

Beautiful in the garden, and tasty on the plate. I love this best as a salad.

Make a dressing with Tahini, soya sauce, lemon juice and olive oil (see here for exact quantities), pour it over the destemmed leaves and massage it in. Serve topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and avocado. I challenge the most passionate of kale haters not to be converted.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Grows best on soil which has been manured the previous autumn. Protect against cabbage white butterflies with fine netting. Firm the soil well around plant base to prevent wind rock and provide stakes to support tall plants in autumn.