Brassica oleracea acephala group 'Redbor'

Curly kale

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photo by Pernilla Bergdahl, copyright GAP Photos (164558)

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Redbor' is equally at home in the border as it is in the vegetable patch, thanks to its attractive leaves. It has deeply curled, rich purple foliage whose colour deepens in cold weather Grown in a seedbed in April to May or alertnatively sown July directly where it is to grow, its tasty leaves can be harvested throughout the winter months. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea acephala group

Cultivar: Redbor

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Purple

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: April to July

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