Baby Leaf Kale, ‘Onyx’ (Brassica oleracea)
Excellent and bred for baby leaf production it can be sown the year round and is especially useful for Italian style autumn and winter vegetable dishes, but also for summer salads. Onyx in an improved Cavolo Nero type with darker green colour, erect growth habit with a definite savoy to the leaf.
When to sow: Year round for baby leaf
Where to sow: Sow in a drill in a prepared garden bed
For baby leaf sow thinly in a 10cm wide band 10 seeds per 5cm
Depth to sow: 1/2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 30cm to 45cm for full size 10cm wide band 10 seeds per 5cm for baby leaf
Directions: Pick bunches of individual leaves from full size plants from autumn onwards. Cut baby leaf as required.
Packet 500 seeds