Kale - Rossignol
This is a heritage variety from Eastern Europe, unique in leaf colour and shape compared to the usual â€˜curly kalesâ€™. It is a long standing autumn/winter maturing kale for picking tasty, fresh and nutritious leaves at a time when fresh produce can be in short supply.
Sow seed thinly in a well prepared seedbed, 12mm deep in drills 23cm apart. Transplant when large enough to handle, about 5 weeks from sowing, to 50cm between plants each way. Plant firmly and keep well watered until established. Fleece against caterpillar and aphid as necessary, and net against pigeons during the winter.