Kale Yurok F1 Hybrid
Kale Yurok F1 Hybrid. Kale is becoming increasingly popular and this Cavolo Nero variety is the first F1 variety available. Compact, upright plants produce heavily crinkled leaves of a dark blue-green colour. The uniform plants stand well without yellowing, so leaves can be harvested from the base to the top of the plant, as and when required, with no wastage. With a long cutting period, Kale ‘Yurok’ is a highly productive crop. From successional sowings you can harvest tasty Kale leaves from summer all the way through to spring!
Height: 75cm (30″). Spread: 50cm (20″).
June – February
How to sow
Sow Kale seed from March to June. Direct sow outdoors into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 1cm (½”) and distance of 23cm (9″) between rows. Kale plants can be transplanted to their final positions approximately 5 weeks from sowing.
Grow kale in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. When transplanting kale, plant it slightly deeper in the ground than it was in the seedbed. Plant kale at a distance of 60cm (24″) apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
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