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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Nov 1, 2016 8:10 AM CST
In 2014 there was a note on these in this forum.
I am wondering if anyone has grown them?
They are a cross between Kale and Brussel Sprouts, but are they a hybrid or are they a stabilized cross?
In the data base they are said to be self fertile?
Tozer in UK, and Johnny's seem to be the only seed sources.
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Name: Dillard Haley
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farmerdill
Nov 1, 2016 9:18 AM CST
They are F1 hybrids. Originally released as Flower Sprouts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foo...
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 1, 2016 2:47 PM CST
Those look pretty interesting... might have to think about trying them next year!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 1, 2016 9:55 PM CST
Yes they should be worth a try.
I just wish the seeds weren't so expensive, but alas---all seeds seem to be getting expensive unless you save your own.
But since it is an F1 hybrid, saving seeds is not good idea.
But might be fun to see what grows!
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 13, 2017 10:23 PM CST
I came upon these at our test garden; seeds are from johnny's select.


We looked underneath all the beautiful purple leaves and saw small sprouts not yet ready for harvest. I'm anxious to try them; my DH likes brussel sprouts so I'll test them on him.

Has anyone tried these?
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 14, 2017 7:04 AM CST
Which one is that?
They seem to have several different ones?

I have sown the Kaleidoscope one, but it will be awhile here.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 14, 2017 7:06 AM CST
They're beautiful plants, if nothing else! Smiling
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sallyg
Apr 23, 2017 6:40 AM CST
I can say, I harvested buds from my regular kale that is bolting, and they were delicious. Kalettes sound good.
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