Gai Lohn - Chinese Broccoli
- Brassica oleracacea alboglabra.
- Heirloom. Open pollinated. 50 days to maturity.
- Heat resistant with edible stalks, young leaves and buds.
- Sow seed of Gai Lohn or Chinese Kale in early or late summer. Easily grown.
- When white buds are formed cut stalks 6 to 8" from the top of plant to force new growth.
- Cook stalks leaves and buds all together as you would broccoli for a most appetizing vegetable.
Planting Directions: Plant in spring when soil temperature is between 45 to 75?, optimum 72 ?. Plant in fertile soil enriched with compost or garden fertilizer 2-3 weeks prior to planting. Sow seed 1/4 “ to 1/2” deep. Thin seedlings to stand 12-16” apart. Water heavy during growing season and do not water after first frost in fall. Sow in September for a fall and winter crop. Light frost improves flavor and sweetness.