(Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group Red Russian))
A large growing annual with attractive, red purple leaves.
Cress, Endive, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Lettuce and Salad Burnett. Use young leaves with general salads and older leaves with soups, casseroles and on their own.
Most varieties of Kale are sweet tasting leafy vegetables that are high in vitamins C and K, antioxidants and betacarotene. All parts of the plant are edible and the more it is picked the more it will produce. Remove flower stems to increase harvest time. For maximum health benefits do not over cook the leaves. They make a great side dish tossed in the wok with some garlic, Thai Basil and soy sauce. Also good for making a healthy smoothie to start the day.
Prefers moist but well drained soil in a part to full sun position.
Fertilise with Seasol and Powerfeed in spring, summer and autumn.
|Position||PART TO FULL SUN, MODERATE FROST|