Scarlet/purple curly kale, pick young leaves as salad vegetable, colour strongest in winter.
Brassica oleracea var. acephala
A primitive vegetable from the Mediterranean area. High in vitamin A, young leaves used like lettuce, older leaves cooked, like cabbage. Likes well drained soil with near neutral pH and sunny spot. Keep well watered. Mature plants tolerate frost. Sow late summer, autumn. Frost hardy.
250-370 seeds per gram
Kale planting information:
|Plant space cm:||40-50|
|Row space cm:||50-100|
|Best soil temp:||8-30 °C|
|Number of seeds per gram:||250-370|
|Rate per hectare:||500g|
|Average days to maturity:||50-65|