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KALE (Brassica oleracea L. convar. acephala)


kale-thumbA KALE (Brassica oleracea L. convar. acephala)

B PORTUGUESE KALE (Brassica oleracea L. convar. acephala)








Variety          Maturity  PlantsHeads/leaves/stemRemarks
MARROW STEM GREEN (CHOU MOELLIER) Mid Early    
(60 days)   
Can grow very large. Fairly flat leaves with a bit of curl at the edges.
Thick, heavy stems that are tender, juicy and sweet
Very long picking period.
Easy to grow.
Very popular green vegetable in East and Central Africa.
Good over-all disease resistance.
THOUSAND HEADED (MILLE TÊTES ANGLAIS) Mid Early Vigorous plants with many side branches and very leafy. Plain leaved.Light green coloured. Indeterminate very hardy variety with ability to recover easily. Very good heat tolerance.
Slower crop than Chou Moellier.
Very popular green vegetable in East and Central Africa.
Continuous picking.

Variety           MaturityPlantsHeads/leaves/stemRemarks
GALEGA Mid early Large and vigorous Loose headed with heavy ribs. Smaller stem, bigger kale. Delicate in flavour. Very popular vegetable in tropical Portuguese speaking countries.
PENCA DE CHAVES (COUVE MANTEIGA) Mid early Vigorous, erect plants. Loose headed Very popular vegetable in tropical Portuguese speaking countries.
Average weight 1kg
TRONCHUDA PORTUGUESA Early Large, spreading plants. Loose headed with fleshy white heavy ribs. Deep blue green leaves. Very popular vegetable in tropical Portuguese speaking countries. Suitable for a wide range of climates. Heat tolerant. Best tasting.