My very good friend Margaret gave me a packet of 'mixed' Kale seeds, and amongst them have emerged these plants which I've not seen before.
As far as I can tell they are a new British breed of Kale, and are called 'Fizz'.
They look healthy enough, and are growing at a good rate amongst my regular Cavolo Nero and Curly Kale plants.
Has anyone out there grown these? What did you think of them?
I think I have 6 of these Fizz plants amongst the others, I'm just hoping they'll give me the same quantity of leaves as my more standard Curly Kale.
They look like a green version of Red Russian in the leaf..... if they have the same qualities, you will enjoy!ReplyDelete
I've not heard of Red Russian. I'll have a look; thanks.Delete
It certainly looks to be a similar type. I look forward to trying it; it won't be long either.Delete
I agree. A green version of Russian kale.Delete
They look healthy. Hope they are just as tasty. Kale is new to me. Haven't tasted it...yet. I remember when broccoli slowly came into the grocers here. Soon I guess we'll be seeing kale. Seems to be the 'in' vegetableReplyDelete
Ordinary Curly Kale is very 'green' tasting. Some love it; others don't. I'm one of the former.Delete
You have reminded me of an old school friend who was called Kale. Guess what his nick-name was?ReplyDelete
Ginger? Sparky? Chalky?Delete
Kale in new to me too, we don't have it here,only lately i 've heard about it.ReplyDelete
I was brought up on Kale, we've always had it growing in the garden.Delete
We used to grow tall kale with a thick stalk for winter cattle fodder. We were advised to stand well clear of their rear ends.ReplyDelete
They still grow that here. I have tasted it; it's a tad rustic!Delete
It was never meant for human consumption.Delete
I know, but I've eaten Manglewurzels (sp?) tooDelete
It's been a joy to get caught up on your posts while chilly grey weather settles here on Memorial Day Monday. I actually left you some brief comments on some prior posts. Funny to find mystery kale at the finish line.ReplyDelete
They're strangely attractive plants; like hand pointing upwards.Delete
I'll go back and look at your previous comments.