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Kale/sprout hybrid seeds for just £1

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Kalettes. Picture; Johnsons
Kalettes. Picture; Johnsons

Superfood Brukale changes name to Kalettes®

Like trying new veg and love a bargain? Kalettes® is the new name for Brukale or the flower sprout – and Johnsons has teamed up with its British breeder to offer UK gardeners the chance to try them for just £1 for 25 seeds.

Kalettes® are the result of 15 years of hard work, having been developed by traditional hybridisation and not by genetic modification.

The breeder’s aim was to create a kale-type vegetable which was eye-catching, versatile, mild and sweet-flavoured, easy to prepare and nutritious.

The attractive, rosette-like shoots can be steamed, boiled, microwaved, stir-fried, sautéed or eaten raw, have a delicious taste and contain twice as much of vitamins E and B6 as Brussels sprouts, on top of which 100gm supplies an adult with two-thirds of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

Easy to grow

Already widely produced by commercial growers, popular with many consumers in Britain and Europe, and available from several major UK supermarkets, Kalettes® are as easy to grow as other brassicas.

Not surprisingly in view of their parentage, the plants are ultra-hardy and are capable of cropping from October to March, providing a really worthwhile winter vegetable.

You can find out more on Kalettes®’ own website, visit www.kalettes.com/uk/.

Johnsons range of seeds is available from garden centres, supermarkets and leading DIY stores throughout the UK and at www.johnsons-seeds.com.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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