Kale 'Ivory Garden'
A stunning large headed kale with leaves that are as decorative as they are delicious. A stunning addition to the vegie patch or parterre, the white central leaves are encircled by bright green foliage which is heavily rippled to create an eye-catching display. Produces heavily ruffled loose heads to 30cm. Some vegetables are simply stunning, and this open-pollinated kale is one of the most stunning autumn crops available. Not only decorative, the foliage is tasty raw or cooked. Leaves can be harvested individually or cut as a table centrepiece before allowing guests to "pick their own" side salad direct from the table. Sow at 4 week intervals to ensure a continual harvest.
Plant in a fertile, moist soil. Kale grows best during the cooler months, there are also fewer white cabbage butterflies around at that time, which lay their eggs on brassicas, when the caterpillars hatch they devour the leaves. Protect from snails and slugs; especially while young.