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A more compact Cavolo Nero, suited to container, and even window box growing.

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

Genus Brassica
Group/Species oleracea (Acephala Group)
Variety Black Magic
Common Name Kale
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March-early August. Can be started under cover (in individual cells or gutters to minimise root disturbance) or sow direct April-July. Regular sowings made every two to three weeks will ensure a continuous supply. Kale are very hardy and grow in poorer soils than other brassicas. They like a sunny spot, on well-drained soil. Keep well-watered. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions before planting out.
Care Tips Grows best on soil which has been manured the previous autumn. Firm the soil well around the plant base to prevent wind rock and keep moist. Protect against cabbage white butterflies. May also be grown in large containers. Apply lime to acidic soils to lessen the risk of clubroot.
Storing Store in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for 6 months.
Harvesting For baby salad leaf, harvest 4-6 weeks from sowing, for full size leaf, harvest 8-10 weeks from sowing. Keep picking and it keeps producing and don’t let it run to flower – harvest the plant’s tip if it starts to bolt. Flavour improves once the frosts start in autumn.
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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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2-3 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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