Brassica oleracea acephela group 'Darkibor'

Curly kale

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This is a superb variety with deeply curled, dark green leaves. Sow in a seedbed in April to May or alternatively sow in July directly where it is to grow. Its tasty leaves can be harvested throughout the winter months.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea acephela group

Cultivar: Darkibor

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

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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