Kaillaan Chinese Broccoli

45-65 days. Both a bit frost and heat-tolerant, fast-growing Kaillaan Chinese Broccoli is prized for its edible flowering stalk with pretty white blossoms. Preferring cooler temperatures, it may be grown for harvest in late summer and fall. It is best to pick it young, with thin, 6" to 8" stalks, before the white flower buds have opened. For the best flavor, cut it in the morning to reduce water stress. New side shoots will likely form. Its glossy, blue-green leaves may be refrigerated up to 10 days prior to use. To give a rich, peppery punch to stir-fries, try cooking it with a drizzle of sesame oil, a little minced Garlic, a sprinkle of sugar and a splash of white rice wine. Surprisingly lovely. (OP.)

One packet of about 150 seeds
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  • Also known as Chinese Kale, Oriental Broccoli or Gai Lan, Chinese Broccoli is totally different than the Broccoli to which most Americans have become accustomed. Its fresh, baby leaves are wonderful in salads or, once pre-blanched, are a sweet, tasty and crunchy addition to Asian stir-fries with rice or pasta. You may also slice its stems for a bittersweet bite for soups and stews.

    Average seed life: 3 years.
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Also known as Chinese Kale, Oriental Broccoli or Gai Lan, Chinese Broccoli is totally different than the Broccoli to which most Americans have become accustomed. Its fresh, baby leaves are wonderful in salads or, once pre-blanched, are a sweet, tasty and crunchy addition to Asian stir-fries with rice or pasta. You may also slice its stems for a bittersweet bite for soups and stews.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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