Sunday, December 20, 2009

Frost Hardy Leafy Greens Seeds

BARNAPOLI RAPE is a very vigorous brassica vegetable with lush tender leaves much like a very mild collard green reminiscent of broccoli leaves in both color and taste. It loves the winter months in Florida as do collards and other brassicas. In cold climates it should be planted in early spring as it can take late frosts and snows just like kale. Bred for dairy farmers it has a very mild flavor so as to not taint the cow’s milk and thus is a good choice for people who do not like tough, strong flavored greens. Use the silvery blue-green leaves raw in salads or added to stir fry, omelets, casseroles and soups. Sow the seeds from October through February in Florida and other similar mild winter areas as it is a cool season brassica vegetable that resents heat. Normally sold only to farmers in 25 or 50 lb. bags. You will receive 1 teaspoon of the seeds, (approx. 600 seeds) for $3 plus a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope sent to me at : John Starnes 3212 West Paxton Avenue Tampa FL 33611. I will fill your order quickly. Thanks and happy gardening! John

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