Kalettes!! If you haven’t heard, check these out!! Kalettes develop in a whorl of tightly-spaced, brilliantly-coloured rosettes on stalks of tall, upright plants, just like Brussels sprouts. The mature florets feature ruffled, purple–green petals with a mild, sweet-nutty flavour which only improves as the cooler, shorter days of fall give way to winter. Kalettes are suited to diverse preparation methods such as grilling, steaming, sautéing, stir-frying, and roasting. Impressively, when lightly cooked they retain their unique colouration and plate appeal.
The early crop requires a minimum of 110 days to mature, from time of transplanting. “Kalettes grow best in cooler weather, especially when forming florets, but will perform well in areas with mild summer weather prior to floret formation,” notes Steve Bellavia, Product Technician at Johnny’s, “In areas with hot summers, the crop can be transplanted in late summer for successful fall, winter, and spring harvest.“ From seed to edible floret, total time requisite for crop production ranges from 15 to 19 weeks.
The result of 15 years of traditional breeding work by Tozer Seeds of Britain, Kalettes has been extensively trialled across the United States. Johnny’s Selected Seeds began trialling kale–Brussels sprouts crosses with Tozer as early as 2009 to help develop the advanced genetics of the new Kalettes strain.
$2.50ea or mix and match 5/$10 of any premium organically grown 4”
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We will have them this Market weekend!!! Saturday in Oldtown Temecula 8-12:30pm
Sunday in Murrieta 9-1pm
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