Brassica oleracea var alboglabra
Also known as Noble Jade or Emerald Green variety and is medium maturing. This variety of Chinese kale/broccoli has round medium green leaves that are slightly wrinkled with ¾" thick stems. The thick stem is shorter and thicker than Ryokuho variety yet tender and crispy making this a grower choice. The plant grows about 14" tall and is semi-spreading.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 400-450 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.)
- 101,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 50-55 days
- Planting season: Late spring or late summer to early fall
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost to early summer or late summer to early fall. Sow seeds in late spring to fall season (cool areas), can be planted yearly around in sub-tropical area. Keep soil moist. Harvest main stalk when about 8-10" tall and when 2-3 flowers are about to 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.