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Kale Cottager's Seeds

Average Packet Content 30 Seeds

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  • 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
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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").

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Sow Kale seed from March to May. Direct sow outdoors into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 1cm (½") and distance of 23cm (9") between rows. Kale plants can be transplanted to their final positions approximately 5 weeks from sowing.

Grow kale in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. When transplanting kale, plant it slightly deeper in the ground than it was in the seedbed. Plant kale at a distance of 45cm apart with 60cm (24") between the rows and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting. Pinch out centre stem to encourage side shoots. Propagate by cuttings.

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Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £6.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £7.99 will be applied.

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Suttons strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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