GENUS: Brassica SPECIES: oleracea
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Auckland
Number of Seeds: 100
Description: This kale is a well known classic variety, very ornamental with strong tasting dark green healthy open leaves, with very curly edges. The plants are compact. It tastes best after the frost has been on the leaves but as a Dutch woman told us once at the Mangwhai Market you can always pick the kale and put it in the freezer overnight then cook it to get the best flavour! Very sweet when high brix.
Planting Instructions: Plant into trays 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.