De Bolster offers a wide range of leaf vegetables for the professional market.

Leek 'Blauwgroene Herfst'

Leek 'Blauwgroene Herfst'

Leek 'Blauwgroene Herfst' is quite strong and does not suffer wear and tear in the late autumn/winter. Moreover, it can withstand frost quite well. Leek requires a nutritious and deeply loosened soil. Plant when the leek plants are as thick as a pencil.

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Leaf Mustard 'Red Giant'

Leaf Mustard 'Red Giant'

Leaf Mustard 'Red Giant' is an Asian leaf vegetable from the mustard family. This variety forms a loose crop with nicely red-green, somewhat ribbed, round leaves and a spicy taste. It is also known as mustard lettuce, mustard cabbage or cabbage leaf.

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Leek 'Autumn Giant 2'

Leek 'Autumn Giant 2'

Leek 'Autumn Giant 2' is an outstanding variety for autumn cultivation. It is a robust variety with a thick stem and very vigorous. Leek requires a nutritious and deeply loosened soil. Plant when the leek plants are as thick as a pencil. In order to obtain long, straight, white stems, you should earth up the leek a couple of times.

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Tatsoi

Tatsoi

Tatsoi is an alternative for the well-known Pakchoi. The dark round, thick leaves are very crispy and can be prepared raw or like spinach. It is easy to grow: it germinates and grows fast, but it needs sufficient water.

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Lettuce (Butterhead) 'Suzan'

Lettuce (Butterhead) 'Suzan'

Lettuce (Butterhead) 'Suzan' has a firm leaf structure, which forms a heavy crop. It is very suitable for summer cultivation and it does not bolter that fast. If you would like to harvest each week, you should regularly sow/plant.

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Lettuce (Butterhead) 'Victoria'

Lettuce (Butterhead) 'Victoria'

This lettuce variety is a real butterhead from the early days; a fast growing variety. It grows well during cold weather and has tender yellow-green crops. It is well suited for early cultivation.

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Cardoon

Cardoon

Cardoon is a very old, multiannual vegetable from the Mediterranean area. The bleached, ribbed leaves need to be cooked for consumption. In order to bleach, you can cover the plant with a burlap sack three weeks before it flowers.

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Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet'

Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet'

Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet' is a beautiful mixture of chard in multiple colours (red, purple, orange, yellow and white). The leafs of this chard are mostly green. Even after stir-frying or stewing the stems maintain their lovely color.

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Chard 'White Silver 3'

Chard 'White Silver 3'

Chard 'White Silver 3' is an easy to grow leaf vegetable on all types of soil. It is a big plant type with broad white veins with smooth, green leaves. It does not bolter fast. It can be used for salads when you increase sowing density, as this will lead to smaller leaves.

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Chard 'Perpetual Spinach'

Chard 'Perpetual Spinach'

Chard 'Perpetual Spinach' is an easy to grow leaf vegetable on all types of soil. This variety has thin veins with a lot of green leaves and can be prepared in multiple ways.

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Chard 'Rhubarb Chard'

Chard 'Rhubarb Chard'

Chard 'Rhubarb Chard' is a decorative red chard with long leaf veins and somewhat curled leaf. Rhubard Chard has an attractive appearance with apple red stems and veins. It is an easy to grow leaf vegetable on all types of soil.

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Chicory 'Zuckerhut'

Chicory 'Zuckerhut'

Chicory 'Zuckerhut' is a typical autumn and early winter vegetable, which can withstand some frost damage. The oblong crops can, just like endive, be eaten both raw as cooked. It grows on every soil type and a little fertilisation is already sufficient.

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Garden Cress 'Cressida'

Garden Cress 'Cressida'

Garden Cress 'Cressida' germinates and grows fast, therefore it should be sown with regular intervals. It can also be grown as a sprout in a bowl on the windowsill throughout the year. The young sprouts and the first leaves are very suitable for crudités due to its spicy taste.

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Lettuce (Curly) 'Lollo Bionda'

Lettuce (Curly) 'Lollo Bionda'

Lettuce (Curly) 'Lollo Bionda' is a variety that does not form a crop, but an open rosette with strongly incised tender leaves. The leaves are bright green and have a attractive appearance. It can be used as cut-and-come-again type in a young stadium.

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Lettuce (Curly) 'Lollo Rossa'

Lettuce (Curly) 'Lollo Rossa'

Lettuce (Curly) 'Lollo Rossa' is a fast growing red-brown curly lettuce with strongly incised leaves and very decorative and tender leaves. It can be used as cut-and-come-again type in a young stadium. 

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Endive 'Batavian Broad Leaved'

Endive 'Batavian Broad Leaved'

Endive 'Batavian Broad Leaved' is the most popular and most grown endive variety. This variety has a nice and well-filled heart of the plant. The leaves are broad and have a soft taste. It is very well suited for stews.

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Endive 'Wallonne' (Frisée)

Endive 'Wallonne' (Frisée)

Endive 'Wallonne' (Frisée) is a beautiful variety because of its fine, incised and strongly curled leaves. It is great for raw consumption and garnish, but also for stewing.

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Green celery | Tall Utah | Apium graveolens var. dulce

Green celery | Tall Utah | Apium graveolens var. dulce

Green celery Tall Utah is a vegetable of which the stems and young leaves can be eaten. The plant is rich on nutrients. Green Celery is a variety that germinates only with sufficient light and cannot be sown too deep.

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Iceberg Lettuce | Batavia Blonde de Paris | Lactuca sativa

Iceberg Lettuce | Batavia Blonde de Paris | Lactuca sativa

Batavia lettuce Blonde de Paris has very crispy and sweet leaves. It is a type in between regular butterhead and iceberg lettuce. The leaves are comparable to those of the Batavia lettuce.

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Iceberg Lettuce | Grazer Krauthauptel 2 | Lactuca sativa

Iceberg Lettuce | Grazer Krauthauptel 2 | Lactuca sativa

Iceberg lettuce Grazer Krauthauptel is a traditional Austrian variety from the region around the city Graz. It has very bright green, crispy leaves with a small red edge. It does not bolter early and has a good mildew resistance.

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Iceberg Lettuce | Saladin | Lactuca sativa

Iceberg Lettuce | Saladin | Lactuca sativa

Iceberg lettuce Saladin forms semi-big to big crops. Its leafs are thick and crispy. Saladin does not bolter early. It is not ideal for autumn cultivation. Growing Iceberg lettuce is slightly harder than growing the other lettuce varieties, but you could also see it as a challenge!

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Leaf Mustard | Golden Frills | Brassica juncea var. rugosa

Leaf Mustard | Golden Frills | Brassica juncea var. rugosa

Golden Frills is a mustard variety with fine incised, fresh green leaves and a spicy taste. Mustard leaf has been grown and eaten in the Himalaya region in India for over 5000 years. Also in many other countries is leaf mustard a part of the daily menu.

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Leaf Mustard | Purple Frills | Brassica juncea var. rugosa

Leaf Mustard | Purple Frills | Brassica juncea var. rugosa

Purple Frills is a mustard variety with fine incised, deep purple leaves and a spicy taste. Mustard leaf has been grown and eaten in the Himalaya region in India for over 5000 years. Also in many other countries is leaf mustard a part of the daily menu.

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Loose Leaf Lettuce | Catalogna | Lactuca sativa

Loose Leaf Lettuce | Catalogna | Lactuca sativa

The loose leaf lettuce Catalogna, a cut-and-come-again type, is a remarkably tasteful, firm, dark green lettuce with long incised leaves. It is an early type and does not bolter fast. It is not very sensitive to diseases. Frequent harvest will increase growth.

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Loose Leaf Lettuce | Black Seeded Simpson | Lactuca sativa

Loose Leaf Lettuce | Black Seeded Simpson | Lactuca sativa

The lettuce Black Seeded Simpson, a cut-and-come-again type, is a fast growing lettuce that does not form a crop. The leaves are yellow-green and they have a beautiful, somewhat ribbed leaf structure.

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Loose Leaf Lettuce | Cocarde | Lactuca sativa

Loose Leaf Lettuce | Cocarde | Lactuca sativa

The lettuce Cocarde, a cut-and-come-again type, has beautiful long, incised green leaves with a red-brown edge. Cocarde is an early and vigorous type, and is very tasty. In order to keep the tenderness, it is recommended to harvest regularly.

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Oakleaf Lettuce | Red salad bowl | Lactuca sativa

Oakleaf Lettuce | Red salad bowl | Lactuca sativa

Oakleaf lettuce Red Salad Bowl is a slightly curled loose-leaf lettuce. It is suitable as a cut-and-come-again type. It is very vigorous and decorative. It has tender leaves with a sweet taste.

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Oakleaf Lettuce | Salad bowl | Lactuca sativa

Oakleaf Lettuce | Salad bowl | Lactuca sativa

Oakleaf lettuce Salad Bowl is a slightly curled loose-leaf lettuce. It is suitable as a cut-and-come-again type. It is very vigorous and decorative. It has tender leaves with a sweet taste.

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Pakchoi |Taisai | Brassica rapa var. chinensis

Pakchoi |Taisai | Brassica rapa var. chinensis

Pakchoi Taisai is a fast growing leaf vegetable from Eastern Asia with grey-green leaves like a loose rosette. Remarkable are its broad white leaf stems and white veins. 

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Romaine Lettuce | little Leprechaun | Lactuca sativa

Romaine Lettuce | little Leprechaun | Lactuca sativa

The lettuce (Romaine) variety Little Leprechaun has a very nice appearance and is easy to grow. It forms a loose crop of fairly high standing purplish leaves. It can be consumed both fresh and stewed.

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Rucola (Rocket) | Coltivata (Esmée) | Eruca sativa

Rucola (Rocket) | Coltivata (Esmée) | Eruca sativa

Rocket Coltivata Esmée is a variety bred by De Bolster. Esmée has beautiful fine and incised leaves. The taste is spicy and nutty, but not bitter. The young leaves should be cut off just above the soil or it should be pulled from the ground with its roots.

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Rucola (Rocket) | Selvatica (Wild Rocket) | Diplotaxis tenuifolia

Rucola (Rocket) | Selvatica (Wild Rocket) | Diplotaxis tenuifolia

In order to achieve a good result with the cultivation of Rucola Selvatica (wild rocket), it is important to have a nice homogeneous seedbed with little clods. Wild rocket germinates slightly slower than regular rocket; a soil temperature of 20°C (68°F) is desirable.

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Turnip Top | Mizuna | Brassica rapa subsp. campestris

Turnip Top | Mizuna | Brassica rapa subsp. campestris

Turnip Top Mizuna is a fine Japanese cabbage leaf and has a loose crop with pinnate, light-green leaves with a little vein. It can withstand some degrees frost. It is a typical spring vegetable.

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Turnip Top | Namenia | Brassica rapa subsp. campestris

Turnip Top | Namenia | Brassica rapa subsp. campestris

Turnip Top Namenia is a tasteful variety with somewhat big, tender leaves and a short growing period. It is a typical spring vegetable. The plants bolter very early during summer. The leaves can turn yellow when given too little fertilization.

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Red Orache | Atriplex hortensis

Red Orache | Atriplex hortensis

The Red Orache has a high decorative value. It can be prepared in a similar way as spinach. In order to harvest young leaves continuously you should sow frequently.

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Garden Orache | Atriplex hortensis

Garden Orache | Atriplex hortensis

Garden Orache can be prepared in a similar way as spinach. It can be grown on all types of soil. In order to harvest young leaves continuously you should sow frequently.

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Spinach | Early Giant Leaf | Spinacia oleracea

Spinach | Early Giant Leaf | Spinacia oleracea

Spinach Early Giant Leaf is a sharp seeded variety and a fast grower. Early Giant leaf is especially suited for early cultivation. Spinach is not that sensitive to frost so no need to cover up the crop.

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Spinach | New Zealand | Tetragonia tetragonioides

Spinach | New Zealand | Tetragonia tetragonioides

New Zealand Spinach belongs to the family of purslane (Portulacaceae) and looks completely different than regular spinach. The plants of New Zealand spinach have much more vigor, predominantly expressed in width.

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Spinach | Winter Giant | Spinacia oleracea

Spinach | Winter Giant | Spinacia oleracea

Spinach Winter Giant is the classical winter-cultivation variety of spinach. It produces rather large, dark-green leafs and it is extremely well protected against cold. Note that this variety will bolter early in summers.

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