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Kalettes (formerly known as Flower Sprouts or Brusselkale) are a hybrid plant brand name for kale sprouts, bred using traditional breeding techniques, they are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts.[2] The plant is touted as being a highly nutritious vegetable that may be eaten as raw or cooked. "Kalette" is actually a brand name for the vegetable "kale sprouts," which were introduced to our U.K. market in 2010 under the name Flower Sprouts.

Kalette
Kalettes on the stem and also picked - photo by Tozer Seeds
Kalettes on the stem and also picked - photo by Tozer Seeds[1]
GenusBrassica
SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Hybrid parentageKale/Brussels sprouts
Marketing namesLollipops
BreederTozer Seeds
OriginEngland

Its flower-like florets are open to about 2 inches (51 mm) in diameter. Three bicolored varieties are planted for different harvest times: for early-season, mid-season, and late-season harvests. Decorative florets are optimized when planted in fertile soils with a pH above 6.5-7.5. In dry weather, the plants require careful fertilization and regular irrigation.

The hybrids were debuted by Tozer Seeds in England.[3] They were initially introduced to the United States under the brand name "Lollipops" which is currently in use. Now, several U.S. vendors, such as Johnny's Selected Seeds,[4] also distribute kalette seeds.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Product categories Kalettes® : Tozer Seeds (uk)". www.tozerseeds.com. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  2. ^ "the new way to eat kale - Kalettes® Global". Kalettes® Global.
  3. ^ "Brussels Sprouts And Kale Hybrid To Debut". growingproduce.com. 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Kalettes® Collection - (F1) Kalettes® Seed - Johnny's Selected Seeds". www.johnnyseeds.com.