Spigariello, also known as Cavolo Broccolo a Getti di Napoli, is a beautiful leafy green that produces abundant ringlets or ribbons of dark leaves that you can steam, saute, toss into pasta or put on top of a pizza. This is an old Italian heirloom variety which has a long sowing period and can be cut over and over again as the ringlets re-sprout before eventually producing a white central flower head a bit like sprouting broccoli. We sow our first crop in April and harvest from August onwards and another sowing in September in the polytunnel means more greens over the winter and an abundance of wavy ringlets as we approach spring. The plant gets its name from the fountains of leaves that jet out of the central stem ‘Getti’ means fountain in Italian I believe. Because the leaves are so unusual and decorative as well as tasty this looks amazing in so many dishes. It is nice to add another variety to your autumn/winter harvest.
Taunton Deane kale (Brassica oleracea var Acephala) a very old variety of perennial kale that keeps growing for years giving a tasty supply of greens all year round. It is ... read more
OUR SKIRRETS WERE FEATURED ON BBC TWO’S GARDENERS’ WORLD WITH MONTY PLANTING OUT OUR SKIRRET CROWNS IN HIS TUDOR VEGETABLE GARDEN. More info here BBC Gardeners World. Latin name Sium Sisarum, ... read more
Spigariello, also known as Cavolo Broccolo a Getti di Napoli, is a beautiful leafy green that produces abundant ringlets or ribbons of dark leaves that you can steam, saute, toss into ... read more
Chenopodium Giganteum or giant tree spinach is a strikingly beautiful edible spinach with dazzling magenta and green leaves which can be used to make vibrant salads.
How to Grow Giant Tree Spinach
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