Kale Pohara aka Asparagus Kale
GENUS: Brassica SPECIES: oleracea
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Eastern Bay of Plenty
Number of Seeds: 100
Description: Well known around many Maori communities, particularly around the East Cape area, this kale is known as Pohara. It is a mild flavoured kale with large open light green leaves with a slight curl/crinkle around the edges. Gifted to our collection by Ian Kauta, of Torere. Also sent to us by Terry Harris of Blenheim with the name Asparagus Kale.
Planting Instructions: Plant in trays in late Summer/Autumn or Early Spring. Prick out when first 2 leaves appear at 2.5 cm diagonal spacing and transplant when 8 cm high at 40 cm diagonal spacing. Alternatively Broadcast (direct sow) to harvest young leaves for mesclun salads.