Chinese Kale Varieties
(Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra)
Chinese Kale, also called Kailaan or Chinese Broccoli, has glossy, blue-green leaves with crisp and thick stems. This vegetable adapts well to cold and hot climates and is grown all year round in mild climates. After the first cutting of the main stem, the plant will grow many branches for subsequent harvests.
White flowers. The white flower variety is popular and grows up to 48 cm (19 in) high. This variety is heat resistant and will grow through the winter in most areas.
Large, delicious stems and flower buds are cooked like broccoli, but it is easier to grow and thrives in much warmer weather. The texture is very tender and crisp, perfect for stirfries, soups, and more. A great variety for Asian markets.
‘Green Leaf Gailan’ has glossy, blue-green leaves with crisp and thick stems.