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Brassica oleracea, Hardy Biennial / Short-lived Perennial, A Heritage Biennial / Short-lived perennial variety, listed in Vilmorin's 'The Vegetable Garden' in 1885 & reputed to be one of the tastiest of kales. Treated like most brassicas or broccoli, its young greyish-green, good sized, flat leaves are produced throughout winter, can be picked & eaten (even when frozen), but the best flavours are the following spring when new young flower shoots come up, which are broken off, lightly blanched & eaten like asparagus. If shoots are picked regularly it will keep producing until June Relatively dwarf, prolific & Hardy, grows well in most garden soils. Ht: 3 to 4 ft, Biennial, Sow April to July in modules then transplant to 60 cm apart. Could follow an early crop of peas or broad beans, Seed Count Approx - 25 to 30 avg
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