Brassica oleracea acephala
Approx 250 seeds
Put some height and texture into your vege garden with this striking, gourmet vegetable. Good on looks and great on flavour. A strong Italian heritage variety.
Leaves can be chopped and used like cabbage or kale – just remove the thick central rib first. Super-yum sauteed in olive oil with garlic and chilli. Perfect ingredient for slow-cooked winter dishes. Equally good in a quick stir-fry. Very nutritious… and delicious.
Sow seed in trays first on a sunny windowsill, then plant out in full sun in a good, fertile soil. Keep well watered.
Seed type: Heirloom
Days to germination: 6-10
Days to harvest: from 50 days