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    Default Chinese Kale - Kailaan

    I'm looking through a seed catalogue and I see something new, that I've not seen before - Chinese kale, called Kailaan.

    Has anyone tried it?

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    ... and Texsel greens, garlic kale? Sounds interesting

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    It is delicious to eat. Like a more tender sprouting broccoli. I can buy it locally but it is expensive so I plan to grow it this year. I have never tried before but it seems to be a fast growing brassica so hopefully straightforward! Would love to hear if anyone has any experience of growing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    I'm looking through a seed catalogue and I see something new, that I've not seen before - Chinese kale, called Kailaan.

    Has anyone tried it?
    Yes I have some....it's ok. Imagine a very skinny tenderstem broccoli with more leaves and less bud. It's a bit like that
    Are you looking at Nickys Nursery catalyst by any chance? They have a huge range of Oriental veg, maybe start off with their Siamese Dragon Mix.....it has a mix of stuff that you can use as salad or as a stir fry. Good way of trying a variety at the same time x

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    Texsel greens are delicious. I got a few carrier bags off a friend once...they said they are easy to grow. I'm trying them this year.

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    Oooh how interesting! So both sound really good! It's the Chiltern seeds catalogue for spring 2019 that I'm looking at - mainly for the most wonderful pictures that they do... but those two caught my eye.

    Thank you all!

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    Oops!! Somehow they added themselves to a basket on fleabay that appears to be mine, and magically paid for!! LOL :P

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