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Chinese Kale (Kailaan)

SKU:
744940
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SKU:
744940
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra
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Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra
Sow Season:
Cool
Edible:
Yes
Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
Days to emerge:
10–20 days
Seed Depth:
½"
Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 8"–10"
Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" – 10"
Hardiness:
Frost-tolerant annual
Harvesting:
Harvest in early morning if possible. Pick the center bud stalks first; side branches will continue to produce smaller flower buds for secondary harvesting. Whole plants can be harvested just before flower buds open when plant is 8"–10" tall.
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

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Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra

Similar to broccoli but with sweeter more succulent flavor. Nutritious and delicious!

Chinese kale, also called Chinese broccoli or Gai Lan can be substituted for regular broccoli in many recipes—its unique, bolder flavor will win you over! Chinese kale is easy to grow and will tolerate heat better than many kale and broccoli varieties; expect lots of side shoots after the first harvest. High in calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C. Very popular for stir-fry dishes; it can also be steamed or boiled. For a gourmet treat, lightly sauté the thinned seedlings!

Variety Info

Thick, wide, wrinkled blue-green leaves. Small white flowers open from blue-green buds; usually eaten before flowers open. Looks like regular broccoli that didn't make it to maturity. If allowed to flower completely, it is a very attractive plant.

Sowing Inside

Not recommended; transplants tend to bolt (prematurely flower).

Sowing Outside

RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Also, in late summer or winter for cool-season harvest. Mild Climates: Sow in fall or winter for a cool-season harvest. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60°–85°F.

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