Kale

Kale 'Green Cossack'
Brassica oleracea L. var. Acephala

A mighty fine, nutritious kale that handles multiple harvests. High yielding with frilled and feathered leaves, it is considered a cousin to the ‘Red Russian’ variety. Young leaves are particularly sweet and can be added raw to salads.  Holds well through winter with frost and snow improving its flavour, sweetening the leaves further.  Use fresh, in pies, stocks, steamed with lemon juice and pepper or add to your green smoothie. 500 seeds.

$3.50
Sowing Periods
FromTo
Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Feb 27th
Mild Climate Periods Sep 1st Apr 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Mar 1st Jun 30th
Kale ‘Squire’
Brassica oleracea L. var. Acephala

A fabulous kale, with fine curly leaves and high yielding. The leaves are so tender that they can be chopped finely and added to salads. Holds well through winter and one of the last to bolt to seed once spring hits. Frost and snow improve its flavour, sweetening the leaves further.  Use fresh, in pies, stocks, steamed with lemon juice and pepper or add to your green smoothie. 500 seeds.

$3.50
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Sowing Periods
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Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Feb 27th
Mild Climate Periods Sep 1st Apr 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Mar 1st Jun 30th
KALE ‘Thousand Headed’
Brassica oleracea

A strong growing kale that is very hardy. Also known as ‘Hungry Gap’ kale as it grows to 1.2-1.5 m with plenty of leaves that can be harvested throughout winter and early spring. The leaves are blue-grey in colour and rich in vitamens A, C and K and anti-oxidants. Handles a range of conditions, including poor soils (however it’s much more productive in fertile soils).  Frost and snow improve its flavour. 400 seeds.

$3.50
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Sowing Periods
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Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Feb 27th
Mild Climate Periods Sep 1st Apr 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Mar 1st Jun 30th
Kale ‘Dwarf Green Curled’
Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala

One of favourite kales with thick and fleshy green leaves that are heavily curled, so there is plenty of healthy substance to every mouthful. Easily grown in the vegetable garden or as an ornamental foliage plant, it is a delicious winter vegetable, Young, tender leaves can be used raw in salads. Mature leaves can be used in stir fries, pies, soups, steamed or for a full flavoured palak paneer. Steam and freeze leaves for later use. Similar to the Dwarf Blue Kale, the leaves are just greener in colour. 500 Seeds.

$3.50
Sowing Periods
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Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Feb 27th
Mild Climate Periods Sep 1st Apr 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Mar 1st Jun 30th

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Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods: 
Sep 1st - Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods: 
Sep 1st - Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods: 
Mar 1st - Jun 30th
KALE ‘Toscano’
Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala

Also known as 'Cavolo Nero'. A highly nutritious green that is popular in central Italy for its use in soups and stews, especially through the winter months. The leaves grow to 30 cm long and 5-8cm wide, are dark green and have a heavily savoyed /crinkled appearance. Frost and snow improve its flavour. It is not only great to eat but also very ornamental. Harvest leaves as you need them after 50 days. About 500 seeds.

$3.50
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Sowing Periods
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Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Feb 27th
Mild Climate Periods Sep 1st Apr 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Mar 1st Jun 30th
KALE 'Dwarf Blue Curled'
Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala

Our favourite favourite kale. Heavily curled, blue grey leaves that are thick and fleshy, so there is plenty of healthy substance to every mouthful. Easily grown in the vegetable garden or as an ornamental foliage plant, it is a delicious winter vegetable, Young, tender and leaves can be used raw in salads. Mature leaves can be used in stir fries, pies, soups, steamed or for a full flavoured palak paneer. Steam and freeze leaves for later use. 500 seeds

$3.50
Heirloom
Sowing Periods
FromTo
Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Feb 27th
Mild Climate Periods Sep 1st Apr 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Mar 1st Jun 30th
KALE 'Red Russian'
Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala

This vigorous and handsome ‘cut and come again’ vegie is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Its curly, red-green leaves also make this an easy-to-grow ornamental addition to the potager garden. Its tender sweet and mild flavour is ideal for salads when small or excellent steamed greens. Sweeter and more tender than other kales during warm weather. Frost and snow improve its flavour. 500 seeds.

$3.50
Sowing Periods
FromTo
Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Feb 27th
Mild Climate Periods Sep 1st Apr 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Mar 1st Jun 30th
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