A heritage 'perennial' variety which is extremely hardy
Unusual green/purple leaves through winter and again in early spring
A cross between a kale brussels sprout and purple sprouting broccoli
Once a staple of the 19th century cottagers’ diet, this ‘perennial’ kale has fallen out of favour simply because the leaves don't store well for sale. Packed with vitamins and minerals, this heritage superfood supplies tasty green leaves with purple stems all through the winter followed by a bonus secondary crop of side shoots in early spring, making it a generous and space efficient vegetable. A short-lived perennial, plants will crop for up to five years, but can easily be renewed from cuttings. An unusual cross between a kale and brussels sprout re-crossed with purple sprouting broccoli, its complex parentage even intrigued Charles Darwin. Sturdy and exceptionally hardy. Can be picked as a baby leaf for salads or left to mature for cooking. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Height Up to 90cm (35in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)
sun or semi shade
1 Packet (30 seeds) (KC9422)
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