Brassica oleracea Acephala
Choux frisé Col risada Grünkohl
Soil : Fertile, well-drained soil with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.
Position : Full sun.
Frost tolerant : yes
Sow and Plant : Sow indoors in spring and set out under cloches when plants have 5 leaves. Start another planting indoors in midsummer, and set out in early fall.
Spacing : Single Plants: 1′ 3″ (40cm) each way; Rows: 1′ 1″ (35cm) with 1′ 5″ (45cm) row gap
Feeding : Not usually required, but may be needed if plants grow slowly even though the weather is comfortably warm.
Harvesting :Harvest leaves individually, when they are about the size of your hand.
Yield per 10ft of row: 2-5lbs
Time to harvest: 60-70days
Troubleshooting : In warm weather, cabbageworms may feed on leaves. Exclude them with floating row covers. In cool weather, watch for outbreaks of gray-green cabbage aphids in leaf crevices. Pick off and compost badly infested leaves.