Broccoli Chinese Kailaan – Item #4080


Chinese broccoli is also known as Chinese kale or kailaan. It is a leaf vegetable featuring thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems and a small number of tiny flower heads similar to those of broccoli. Eat both stalk and leaves.

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Additional information

Weight 4 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/2″ (13mm)

Plant Space: 8″ (20cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 5-10 days

Sow in rich, moist soil four to six weeks before last spring frost. Time your plantings to mature while weather is cool, usually late spring or early fall. Start indoors six weeks before last spring frost date. Transplant outdoors two weeks before last frost. Sow in midsummer for a fall crop, or late fall in mild climates.

Harvest main stalk when it reaches 8-10″ tall and no more than a few flowers are open. Kailaan is more heat tolerant than broccoli.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea

Matures In: 65 days