This new variety has the best eating qualities of all the kales. The textured, ruffled leaves develop a striking contrasting white centre as they mature and have a very sweet flavour and have the crispest texture. The very ruffled leaves give great bag-fill. This variety is also suitable for multiple cuts.
Bred to perform well in the September to February period but is at its best from November to February. Produces good sized spears ideal for fresh market sales and prepack. Plants are large framed and suit fertile, heavy soil types.
Summer Purple was bred for summer/autumn production, cropping late June to October depending upon sowing date, season and the location. A versatile variety with large frame and good yields over a long cropping period.