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Kale 'Redbor' F1

We should all grow this plant. It's delicious and looks fantastic right the way through the year.
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40 seeds

5 seedlings (190239-5)

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

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
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
oleracea
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

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'.

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.