What varieties of kale grow in the UK?
There are several varieties of kale that can be grown in the UK, here are a few popular ones:
Curly kale: This is the most common variety of kale and is known for its ruffled, curly leaves. It has a strong, earthy flavour and is often used in soups, stews, and as a garnish.
Red Russian kale: This variety has purple-red stems and blue-green leaves with a slightly sweeter and more delicate flavour than curly kale. It's great in salads and as a garnish.
Lacinato kale (also known as Dino or Tuscan kale): This variety has long, dark green, narrow leaves and a slightly sweeter, nuttier flavour than curly kale. It's great for sautéing and using in pasta dishes.
Cavolo Nero (also known as black kale or Tuscan kale) This variety is similar to lacinato but it has a more intense flavour and is a great option for soups and stews.
White Russian kale: This variety has green leaves with white stems and a milder flavour than the red Russian kale. It's great for salads and as a garnish.
All of these varieties can be grown in the UK, and they all have different flavours and textures, so experimenting with them can be a great way to discover new and exciting ways to enjoy this nutritious vegetable.
When it's in season you can buy kale online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).