(Brassica oleracea ‘Kalette Green’)
Kalette is the new name for a cross between Kale and Brussels Sprouts which was released to the market place in 2010 after a fifteen year breeding program.
They have a sweet nutty flavour like kale with some of the complex tastes of Brussels to make a delightful salad vegetable. Their subtle flavours make them extremely versatile and will partner with almost all food types and cooking styles.
For maximum health benefits do not over cook. They make a great side dish tossed in the wok with some garlic, Thai Basil and soy sauce. They are also excellent lightly steamed. Serve with your favourite vegetables and meat. Great as an accompaniment to grilled salmon and baked chats with a dusting of salt and fresh basil.
Prefers moist but well drained soil in a part to full sun position. Plant in late summer/early autumn for harvest in late autumn to mid winter. Pick florets after first cold snap when leaves drop.
Fertilise with Seasol and Powerfeed regularly during the growing season. Do not let dry out.
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