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KAILAAN Chinese broccoli

Brassica oleracea

Stock: Available

$3.50

Other names: Kai-lan, Gai-lan

Family: Brassicaceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: 30

Leaf vegetable with thick flat glossy blue-green leaves; thick stems and a small number of tiny, almost vestigial flower heads similar to those of broccoli. Its flavour is very similar to that of broccoli but a bit more bitter and a bit sweeter. Eaten widely in Chinese cuisine.

Adaptable to most garden soils that is composted and well-drained in a sunny position.

Tropical: Autumn to Early Winter
Temperate: Late Summer to Early Autumn.
Cold: Summer to Early Autumn.

Sow: 5mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix or sow direct where they are to grow
Germination: 8-10 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 7 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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