Brassica oleraceae acephela group 'Reflex'

Curly kale

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photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (208588)

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This variety has dark green, deeply curled leaves full of vitamin A and C. It is very winter hardy and slow to bolt. You can pick the tasty leaves throughout the winter months when required. Sow seeds in pots in a coldframe or outside from April to May or alternatively sow in July directly where it is to grow. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleraceae acephela group

Cultivar: Reflex

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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