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You can't beat Dwarf Essex Rape if you are looking for tasty greens with high vitamin and mineral content. The leaves of the Dwarf Essex Rape are sweet, tender and crunchy especially when harvested after exposure to frost. This variety is a great choice for food plots, as deer love winter greens. Enjoy greens boiled, steamed, stir-fried or as a fresh addition to salads and sandwiches. Care: Keep soil moist, weed free and feed every 4-6 weeks. Matures in 30 days.
Summary: A variety of kale, it is a good choice for tasty greens with high vitamin and mineral content. The secret to sweet, tender, crunchy laeaves is to harvest the young greens after exposure to cool frosty weather. Enjoy greens boiled, steamed, stir fired or as a fresh addition to stews and soups.
When and where to plant: Select sunny location and sow seed in late June, making sure to sow where plants are to mature as Rape Kale will resist translplanting. For best results, loosen soil with rake, fertilize and firm soil over seed. The ground should not be spongy or loose; firm soil is essential for roots.
Care: Keep soil moist, weed free and feed every 4-6 weeks.
Health Note: A very rich source of calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
Depth Seed Spacing Spacing
Between Rows Days To
Germination Spacing After Thinning Days To
1/4-1/2 in/6-13 mm 2 in / 5 cm 2 ft/61 cm 5-14 12-18 in/30-46 cm 55-70
*From setting transplants into the garden. Hybrids mature 10-15 days earlier.