Kalettes – The Story

It’s not really a story, not in the fairy tale kind of way, but it does have a happy ending. Assuming you rush out and try some that is.

Nearly twenty years ago, some very smart men and women decided they wanted to grow a new variant of kale. One that had even more taste and had done away with the hard stalk that kale often has. Now, these foodies, also happened to work for the seed house, Tozer Seeds. Very handy.

Growing a new vegetable isn’t as easy as you may think. It can take an awful lot of trial and effort and even more patience. But eventually they hit on the perfect combination – kale crossed with Brussels sprouts. This blend allowed the best characteristics of each vegetable to shine. The crisp crunch of kale with the rich nutty favour of sprouts. It also looked good. Like a tiny cabbage with green frilly leaves and streaks of purple.

Today, Kalettes are showing the world that when it comes to vegetables, Britannia might not rule the waves, but we certainly rule the ploughed field.