Suttons introduces the ultimate in edible ornamental for 2021!
Suttons is proud and very excited to introduce this extraordinary brassica Kale ‘Rainbow Candy Crush’ to the market this year – a UK exclusive! This exceptional pink Kale is sure to excite all those looking for extra special varieties to grow this season, a delight for chefs and home cooks, a cool Kale to tempt any level of veg grower and the ultimate ornamental for all who want to add some glamour and chic style to their summer displays.
This brand-new UK exclusive is simply exquisite, with ground-breaking breeding it features the world’s first truly fluorescent pink leaves taking the world of Kale to a whole new level. Its breeding delivers a Kale without compromise, where ornamental meets edible at the highest of standards – this extravagant beauty really tastes as good as it looks!
Having caused much excitement amongst our experts, we feel sure this is set to be the summer crush of 2021!
Gorgeous colour for plot or pot!
This ground-breaking summer Kale is stylish, quirky yet glamourous and the ultimate in ornamentals wherever you choose to grow it, elevating allotments and veg plots with a splash of day glow pink whilst creating a beautiful and decorative container, most desirable for any domestic goddess!
New growth is a vibrant fluorescent bright pink, where older leaves remain a traditional luscious rich shade of green. The plants hold well in the ground, keeping their stunning pink colour for months putting on a long-lasting and easy to maintain summer display. Its frilly ruffles in a magnificent magenta pink pop against the gorgeously green outer leaves.
Create flamboyant pots and classy containers perfect placed at the front door for an elegant entrance.
Brilliant breeding produces a pink Kale without compromise!
This is what happens when a group of passionate horticulturists in Pennsylvania in the US come together and dream up the ultimate Brassica Breeding challenge. They asked the question “Would it be possible to create fluorescent pink leaf Kale?”
A project was born and referred to as the “crossover project”, designed to produce ornamental edibles and edible ornamentals! With the single objective, they set out to move the brilliant pink and red colours from traditional flowering Kales into edible brassicas.
This unbelievable plant is from a programme which took over a decade to create, including over 40,000 labour hours!
It’s been bred to produce significantly more leaves than any other kale for its height, with a reduced space between the leaf internodes. This incredible breeding results in a Kale that both looks and tastes truly amazing staying croppable for months. The ultimate Kale for salads, smoothies for all summer and autumn.
Tastes as good as it looks!
It’s not just a good looker, this Kale is also tender and tasty, without being bitter or astringent due to its unique breeding. It’s perfect to add to salads raw, blitzed in a smoothie or steamed to produce delicious leaves which stay dark purple when cooked. Perfect to make healthy Kale crisps too – simply toss with some oil, salt and pepper, then bake until crisp!
Drink this rainbow Kale in a super smoothie!
What a way to start your day! High in antioxidants and anthocyanin, which are reported to help prevent cell damage, Kale is considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It provides vitamins A, K, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6 as well as manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, iron and magnesium.
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‘The ultimate healthy, easy to grow plant that does it all… looks great, tastes great and is good for you. Perfect for those who want to grow their own but don’t have space or just want to enjoy a beautiful, colourful garden’.