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Product ID Seed1626

Kale , Siberian 'Ragged Jack' (Aka: Sweet Red)

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Brassica napus ssp Pabularia, Short Form Very Hardy - Borecole Kale, (circa 1816) - A short form in which the central leaves do not form a head, Spring to summer planting, An unusual & beautiful variety to 2 ft tall that looks interesting with sturdy leaves & a crimson veining. Leaves are bitter-free have a sweet taste, are very tender & can be eaten as baby leaf or fully grown & still maintains their sweet flavour. Great to encourage the kids to eat their greens! Pick leaves at a foot tall for best flavour, Cold hardy, it can be picked continually from autumn until late winter, Hardy, Hardy, Hardy, Seed Count Approx - 275 avg

 SOWING - Sow in the spring under the protection of an Autumn Crop. Sow in small pots then transplant at 2 to 3 leaf to 60 cm apart into final position following a Peas or Broad Bean rotation. Plant again in late July / Aug for a late winter harvest. For best results, loosen the soil with a fork, (no fertilizer) & smooth it with a rake. Extremely Hardy, It's best NOT TO SOW brassica seeds directly where you plan to plant them in order to reduce the risk of club-root which can be a real menace.
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