Chinese kale is also known as kailaan or Chinese broccoli. This excellent early maturing hybrid has vigorous growth, high yields and disease resistance. The uniform, upright plants are about 16" tall with thick tender stems with long internodes. The smooth dark green leaves have very short petioles with less wax. Thick stems, strong heat tolerance and moderate bolting resistance make this variety very desirable. Also known as Green Jade variety.
Seed packets are untreated seed.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 325-350 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 45-50 days
- Planting season: Late spring or late summer to early fall
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost or late summer/early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Harvest main stalk when about 8-10" tall and when 2-3 flowers are open. After this cut, the plant branches freely for an extended harvest but stems and leaves will be smaller.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: The soft leaves and tender, crispy stems have an excellent flavor when steamed, in stir-fry dishes or soup.