Kale Chinese Kailaan White Flowered Seeds

Kale Chinese Kailaan White Flowered Seeds

Brassica oleracea (Alboglabra group)

Item #0124

60-70 days. Chinese kale, also called Chinese broccoli, Kailaan, or Gai Lan can be substituted for regular broccoli in many recipes—its unique flavor will win you over! Chinese kale is easy to grow and will tolerate heat better than many kale and broccoli varieties. High in calcium, iron, 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!

This packet sows two 6-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
10-20 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 8" - 10"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" - 10"

When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Also, in late summer for fall harvest. Mild climates: Can be sown in late fall for winter, early spring harvest.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Pick the center bud stalks first; side branches will continue to produce flower buds for secondary harvesting. Whole plants should be harvested just before flower buds open when plant is 8"–10" tall.

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