Chinese Broccoli 'Kailaan' Seed Pack

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Chinese broccoli, aka Chinese Kale or Gai Lan, can be substituted for regular broccoli in dishes, although it may be a bit more bitter and has a slightly different flavor profile. It is more heat tolerant than regular broccoli or kale, so the plant will continue to produce harvestable side shoots after the main stem is cut. Blanching or quickly steaming Chinese broccoli before stir-frying will shorten the cooking time and enhance the flavor. 

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra
Mature Size: 24"–30" tall, 18" wide
Light: Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness: Frost tolerant annual
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; transplants tend to bolt (prematurely flower).
Special Germination Instructions: Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60°–85°F.
Days to Emerge: 10 - 20 days
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–10"
Row Spacing: 18" - 24"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" – 10"
Maturity Date: 60 - 70 days
When to Harvest: Pick the center bud stalks first; side branches will continue to produce more flower buds for additional harvesting,
Additional Info: Leaves and stems may be harvested without florets. Whole plants can be harvested just before first flower buds open if desired.
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