Chinese Broccoli - Kale - Seeds & Bulbs
Chinese Broccoli / Kale
Gai Lan, White Flowered
Not only should you NOT substitute broccoli for Gai LAN in Chinese recipes, but you SHOULD substitute Gai LAN for regular broccoli in many recipes because of its wonderful flavor. Gai LAN is easier to grow than broccoli because it withstands heat better. We have chosen White Flowered Gai LAN because it will handle considerable heat, and in some climates can even be grown in the summer. Beef and broccoli stir-fry never tasted better than with Gai LAN Can also be steamed or boiled. Harvest the thinnings for a quick-cooking gourmet delight.
When to Sow Outside: As early as the soil can be worked.
When to Sow Inside: Six weeks before transplanting outside, or 3 to 4 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Row Spacing: 12"
Days to Emerge: 10 to 20
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 4" to 6" apart