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Some kales such as Asparagus kale are Brassica Oleraceae while others such as Ragged Jack are Brassica napus. Gortahook Cabbage is Brassica Oleraceae. The photos above shows Ragged Jack leaves on the left and Asparagus kale on the right, Winter cabbage can be sown in spring or autumn, either directly in the ground or in modules. The plants are then transplanted or thinned to rows 60cm apart. The plants can be 30cm to 60cm apart. Plants from later sowings can be left closer as they will not get as big. Cabbage appreciates rich soil but is not very demanding. Spring cabbages are sown in late summer and mature in early summer the following year. Myatt's Offenheim can produce heads in April under cover and May June outdoors.

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Ragged Jack Kale
Our Price: €2.50

Frilly blue purple leaves, can be sown in spring for a main crop of kale or later in the year for smaller leaves for salads and stir fries.  Average 250 seeds/packet
Gortahook cabbage
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Gortahook cabbage, Brassica oleracea, A variety brought back to popularity by the Irish Seed Saver's Association. This is an Irish variety with enormous hard green heads that stand well over winter. Excellent for sauerkraut. Average 200 seeds/ packet.
Myatts Offenham Cabbage
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This is a spring cabbage with dark green leaves, and cone shaped heads. It will produce green leaves in Autumn and heart up in spring with large heads in May, Sow in July or August for outdoors and until September under cover. Transplant plants when large enough to handle, to 30cm apart. Average seeds per packet 250.
Texsel Greens/Ethiopian Kale
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Brassica carinata. Vigorous plants producing succulent greens suitable for salads and stir-frying. It is very nutritious and rich in Vitamin C
Asparagus Kale
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Brassica oleracea. A heritage kale variety that  produces flat kale leaves throughout the winter. In spring the young  shoots can be blanched and eaten like asparagus. If the shoots are picked regularly it will keep producing until June. A single strong plant will produce a handful of shoots every other day. A late sowing can  produce a useful crop of small leaves for salads and stir-frying.  Average 200 seeds/packet
Tough Mother Kale
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Frilly purple leaves that look as good as they taste. Stands all winter. Another variety we picked up in the US this is very hardy and survived the really cold winter of 2014 outside in New York state. It was selected from a cross by the folks at Invincible Summer farms. Similar to Ragged Jack
Average seeds per packet 200.
Madeley Kale
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Brassica oleracea. A very vigorous flat leaf kale similar to Asparagus kale. It is an English heirloom that we got from Adaptive Seeds in Oregon. This is a really high yielding kale and I would recommend it for commercial growers, although it might take a bit of work to persuade customers that kale doesn’t need to be curly. Average 250 seeds/packet
Bear Necessities
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Brassica napus There is only one word to describe this kale and that is frilly. It was bred by Tim Peters, and is a Russian type with leaves varying in colour from green to red. It has finely serrated leaves, that should impress on an any vegetable stall. Average 150 seeds/packet
Cavalo Nero Kale
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Also know as Black Tuscan kale this variety has very dark green, savoyed, strap-like leaves. It is popular because of its dramatic look, but it would rather be in Italy, and yields poorly compared with other kales and had to be move into the polytunnel as it flowered so early it would have been destroyed by winter gales outside. Average 100 seeds/packet