Kale is one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and 'Reflex' is an incredibly hardy ultra-hardy variety will provide you with armfuls of highly nutritious, tasty leaves from September through to the following February.
A British culinary favourite since the mid-19th century, curly kale has had a resurgence in popularity in recent years. This dwarf variety has attractive, dark green, densely frilled leaves that have an extremely sweet taste with no bitterness. It's highly nutritious too, being rich in vitamins and antioxidants. A versatile ingredient in the kitchen, it is superb when steamed or stir-fried to retain nutrients and texture and the young leaves make a tasty raw addition to salads, it keeps very well in the freezer too!
Vigorous and sturdy, 'Reflex' will tolerate exposed positions and most soil types and does exceptionally well in poor soils where other vegetables might struggle, although is equally happy in well-drained, fertile soils. This is a vegetable that positively thrives over winter in Britain, so is a good cut-and-come-again option for continuous harvesting over a long season. Leaves are especially sweet and tasty when picked young from the plant.
If left to flower, the yellow blooms will attract wildlife to your garden, being a great source of nectar and pollen.
Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready to grow on or plant out. Grows to 90cm high and 60cm spread.