Organic Kale ‘Westland Winter’
Availability: 25 in stock
Brassica Oleracea – 0.36g – Approx 100 seeds
Our Kale ‘Westland Winter’ is a gorgeous curly kale with blue/green leaves. It is a super hardy variety and very high yielding.
It has a great taste and looks beautiful both in the vegetable garden and on your plate!
The seeds should be sown in modules in the spring. Transplant in the summer when the plants are about 10-15cm tall and space around 50cm apart. Harvest the leaves as required or during the Autumn and winter.
Kale has been grown as a food crop for thousands of years.
Kale is considered to be closer to the wild cabbage than many of the domesticated brassica oleracea family.
Curly and flat leaved cabbages existed in Greece in 4th Century and it is these types, which the Romans called Sabellian kale, that are considered to be the ancestors of todays kale.
Kale has always been popular in colder countries as it thrives in winter. It is hardy down to around -15°c. It often becomes sweeter after a heavy frost.
Kale is packed with fibre, antioxidants, iron, vitamins C and K and calcium. In world war II, growing it was encouraged for these vital nutrients.
Kale can be enjoyed in many ways – baked, steamed, sautéed or fresh in smoothies.
We love to make Kale crisps!