BORECOLE RED KALE THIS ONE HAS A STUNNING COLOUR AND A DELICIOUS TASTE AMAZING IN A FLOWER BORDER! $2.20

BORECOLE IS BASICALLY A CURLY RED KALE TYPE VEGETABLE THAT TASTES BETTER THAN ANY OTHER! LOW STOCKS!

Description
Borecole Red Kale is sweeter and more tender than traditional curly kale! It’s delicious steamed, stir-fried or eaten raw, try it finely chopped in an autumn salad. The distinctive red leaves do not look out of place in an ornamental border either!

Excellent winter hardiness and we are told that pests prefer the green types! Enjoy a home grown harvest of Red Kale from now through to spring with succession planting! (Plant some now and again in a week and again the week after that to extend your eating time).

Harvested by cutting through the stem just above ground level with a sharp knife. After harvesting cut a half inch deep cross in the stump and you’ll be rewarded with a second crop later in the year.

Grow Notes
These like a fertile, well draining, moisture retentive, firm soil. The main crop beds should be dug over and firmed a few months before planting.

Sow
Plant in Spring or Summer. Kale seed can be sown either directly into a seed bed or started off in growing cells or seed trays under cover. Seeds should be sown thinly and thinned out to 3 inches as they develop.

Seedlings are ready for transplanting when they have 5 or 6 leaves. Use a dibber to make a hole large enough to accommodate the root ball and firm the soil around the plant.

Spacing between plants varies, for compact heads space at 30cm, for large heads allow 45cm and leave just 15cm between to encourage their conical shape.

Keep the young plants weed free and well-watered until established and then only water during dry periods.

Germination
7-14 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
Harvest leaves in approx 50-60 days.

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Seed Count: 10
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