For early season harvest.
Kalettes are the product of years of breeding work that began with traditional crosses between Brussels sprouts and kale. The open, flower-like florets are ready when approximately 2" in diameter. The three bicolor varieties we offer are specifically slated for different harvest slots. Autumn Star is our choice for early season harvest. Avg. 121,400 seeds/lb. Packet: 25 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica oleracea
CULTURE: Kalettes® will produce the best florets when planted in fertile soils with a pH above 6.5-7.5. To maintain steady growth, irrigate in dry weather and fertilize at 75% the amount of nitrogen as you would Brussels sprouts. See our tech sheet for full information on growing, topping, disease and pest control, and harvest.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 800 plants/1,000 seeds.
SEED SPECS: Seeds/lb.: Avg. 111,800.
PACKET: 25 seeds, direct seeds 8 1/4′, 20 transplants.