Vegetable seeds Borecole or Kale



Bitter Gourd
Momordica charantia

Bitter Gourd Karela

Bitter Gourd Karela
Edible ornamental it is used in Asian and Caribbean cuisine, other names include Bitter melon, Bitter Squash, Hanzal, Nigauri, Peria, Karawila, Karela, Balsamina, Foo gua
A Tendril bearing climber that can grow up to 15' the plant produces oblong warty shaped fruits up to 20cm in length and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Seeds and pith must be removed before use and the fruit is best eaten when green. Ideal for curries and stir fires. Sow 2-3cm deep in a warm sunny spot, water regularly. Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon is used in herbal remedies. 4g packet approx 25 seeds

1.85 Av 4 gram pkt



(Brassica oleracea)

Sow thinly late spring at a depth of approx 1cm. Plant out when approx 12cm high 50-60cm between plants and 60cm between rows. Harvest from autumn onwards. A harvest of fresh greens when most other vegetables are unavailable, the cold improves the crop, an excellent source for Vitamin A, is normally served cooked.


Kale Collard Champion
A rich dark green colour with tender, long, broad wavy leaves. Collard Champion is also excellent for Micro greens with mild flavour and light green stems it can be used as sprouts, garnish, salads or mixed with other micro greens.

0.95 Av 250 seeds





Borecole Jagallo Nero
Produces serrated blue-green leaves, with a mild, crunchy cabbage like flavour highly nutritional. Vigorous plants the leaves add an attractive leaf to mixed salads. Can be grown for baby leaf.

1.10 Av 250 seeds






Borecole Kapitan

Borecole Kapitan
A medium early sturdy hybrid approx 70cm in height. Leaves are a medium green very curly with a wide frame, very hardy. Good tolerance to low temps. Can be grown for baby leaf.

1.59 Av 50 seeds






Borecole Scarlet

Borecole Scarlet
A medium to late variety, producing tall plants approx 120cm in height, leaves are violet/green blistered and very curly. Freezing temperatures Intensify the colours to a violet/blue. Highly frost resistant, can also be used as baby leaf. Average 420 seeds per gram

0.99 Av 1 gram pkt







Borecole Hungry Gap

Borecole Hungry Gap
Borecole Hungry Gap is a late cropper with great flavour and had good frost resistance. Produces succulent side shoots when fresh greens are in short supply. Ideal for baby leaf and salad leaf. Sow May to early August. 1 gram approx 300 Seeds

0.89 Av 1 gram pkt

1.30 for 2 x 1 gram packets



Borecole Dwarf Green Curled

Borecole Dwarf Green Curled
Curly Kale or Borecole. Hardy dwarf variety kale with dense curly tender green leaves. The best of the open pollinated varieties.

1.20 Av 500 seeds



Kale Walking Stick

Kale Walking Stick
Brassica oleracea var acephala
A heirloom from the Channel Islands, it can grow up to 2m in first year and has large finely crimped and dark green leaves. Produces tall straight stems that can be used to make walking sticks. Can be left to over winter so they can produce longer stems. Sow early spring onwards for spring greens, leave to mature for use as walking sticks.

1.25 Av 50 seeds



Red Russian Kale

Red Russian Kale    Baby Leaf
Grey-green feathery leaves on purple stems add a distinctive shape and texture to the salad bowl and baby leaf salad mixtures. A baby veg that can also be used in stir-frying. Harvest young leaves 4 to 6 weeks earlier for sweet, tender baby leaf. Sow 1cm deep early spring under cover or direct sow April through to September.

0.99 Av 500 seeds




 Nero De Toscana

Cavolo Nero
BLACK CABBAGE. An unusual leaf picking variety with rich, dark green blistered leaves can be picked young for baby leaf. A well known Italian vegetable, it can be used to add texture to salads or boiled/steamed in the usual way, also used as baby veg. Stands normal winter conditions and can be harvested September to January.
Sow:- April to May Harvest September to January

0.95 Av 75 seeds


Black Tuscany

Black Tuscany
Black Cabbage / Kale. Large very dark strap like coloured leaves, also known as palm cabbage, full flavoured hardy plant.

0.95 Av 200 seeds



Kale Cavolo Palmizio
Italian Kale, a baby leaf veg, salad leaf variety when young, as plants mature they have blistered leaves, it is an excellent winter hardy leaf vegetable. Use baby leaf as lettuce in salads, mature leaves as Kale.

0.89 Av 150 seeds




Borecole Westland Winter
Sow May to July Harvest November onwards
A winter vegetable for the outdoor plot. A large spreading plant habit with curled blue-green leaves. Winter hardy and high yielding.

1.69 Av 50 seeds







Veg Index / A / Beans / B / Broccoli / Brussel Sprouts / Cab-Cape / Carrot / CauliflowerCeleriac - Celery / ChilliesCh- D / E-K / Leek / Lettuce / M-O / Onion / Spring Onion / P / Peppers / R / S / Toms / T-Z

Vegetable Seeds, Broccoli Bordeaux, Broccoli purple and white sprouting, Tender Green, Summer Purple, Broccoli Spring Raab, Broccoli Rapini, Black Cabbage, Kale Boreocole Starbor

The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.

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