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Kale 'Spigarello'

I am SUPER excited about introducing everyone to Spigarello. Classified as both a broccoli and a kale, this is - in my view - a must grow.
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150 seeds

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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
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - March
Height
60cm (24in)
Common name
Kale or Curly Kale
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun, Part Shade
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow March-early August under cover, 2 seeds 1cm (1/2in) deep into pots or modules to minimise root disturbance. Thin to 1 if both germinate. Plant out when seedlings are 7-8cm (3in), spacing/thin to 45cm (18in). Sow direct from mid-April.

Description

I am SUPER excited about introducing everyone to Spigarello. Classified as both a broccoli and a kale, this has narrow, elegant curly leaves which you can eat as a green all through the winter without apparently compromising the plant, and then in spring, tight, tasty flower buds like purple-sprouting broccoli. These develop further into edible flowers which look and taste delicious and the bees feast away on their nectar and pollen-rich flowers. It’s a four-in-one-plant and has – in my view — got to be grown.

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.