• Kalettes F1 Mixed Seeds

Kalettes F1 Mixed Seeds

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50 Seeds
Brassica oleracea x
Item Code: 20478

Details

Details

Now becoming a more common site on supermarket shelves, Kalettes® are a subtler tasting combination of the two great, traditional European flavours of kale and Brussels sprouts. Originally known as Brukale and commonly called the 'Flower sprout', they are highly versatile, with a sweet, nutty flavour. They can be steamed, used in stir fries, roasted, grilled - or even eaten raw.


Kalettes® should be treated in a similar manner to traditional brassicas, grown in firm ground which is not too acidic. Crops grown in acidic soils will benefit from an application of lime or similar. Kalettes® are extremely winter-hardy, but may need staking to provide additional support during winter months.

Are Kalettes® genetically modified?

Kalettes were developed by a British seed house following a 15 year breeding program. This process was entirely natural, using selective breeding and hybridisation only, with no genetic modification.

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These are wonderful! …

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These are wonderful! I am a lazy gardener but these succeeded when my Brussels failed. They grew to 6 feet tall so needed staking but seemed very resistant to the bugs that got my sprouts. They stood through winter and have provided a huge amount of green veg. They are much milder tasting than either kale or sprouts - more like broccoli and although they take up a lot of room for a long time I am a convert and am going to grow my 'frilly sprouts' again this year.

Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow indoors, February to March, 1.5cm (½”) deep, in pots or trays of seed compost. Keep moist and maintain a temperature of approx. 18-20°C (65-68°F). Thin (prick out) to further pots or trays when seedlings are large enough to handle. Gradually harden off and plant out in May, spacing 60cm (2’) apart. Or, sow outdoors in April in a well-prepared seed bed. Keep moist. Transplant to growing position in June.