It's time to shine the spotlight on some vegetables that might not be regular guests on your table. Often expensive on the supermarket shelf, these four brassica varieties are all easy to grow and will provide numerous servings for your gourmet recipes.
The collection consists of 40 plants, 10 each of the following varieties:
Broccoli Santee F1 - An improvement on Bordeaux, Santee is a reliable and prolific cropper, producing very tasty and tender spears from July.
Broccoli Tenderstem F1 - Packed with goodness, the long, thin stems of this variety are very tender and edible, so you can produce more food from each plant. It looks and tastes rather like asparagus. Remove the main head to encourage side shoots of up to 11 spears.
Kale Nero Di Toscana - Very popular with chefs and striking in the garden, this variety gives plenty of long, dark green, deeply savoyed leaves with a unique texture and flavour. Delicious and a real treat when most veg are scarce. Can be boiled, steamed, added to soups, or eaten raw in salads as baby leaves. First frosts improve its taste and texture. Pick the leaves regularly- can also be used as cut and come again vegetable.
Kalettes Mixed F1 - This British-Bred cross between Brussels sprout and kale produces unusual, open frilly buttons which are much more than just a novelty. The flavour is more akin to spring greens than to either parent while the plants are extremely winter-hardy.
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