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Pentland Brig perennial kale

Brassica oleracea var Acephala

Considered the best tasting perennial kale

PLANT TYPE Vegetable

PLANT HABIT Evergreen perennial

USES Culinary

DESCRIPTION

A short lived, excellent tasting perennial kale. One of the most vigorous oleracea kales. Produces side shoots (like a sprouting broccoli) after the main head has been picked. Lightly curled, green leaves are tender and delicious. Produces excellent kale raab (kale flower stalks) in the spring. The leaves are very thin giving them a wide range of culinary applications. Cooks down to a silky, spinach like consistency.

RECOMMENDED LOCATION Pot, Kitchen garden

Aspect Moist full sun

Hardiness Hardy

Origin/history

Developed in England from a cross between a curly Scotch kale and Thousand Headed kale.