Kale Dwarf Blue Curled HEIRLOOM Seeds

Kale Dwarf Blue Curled HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica oleracea (Acephala group)

Item #0130

55 days. Dwarf Blue Curled kale is extremely hardy and will overwinter in all but the coldest climates. Like most greens, grows best in cool weather but will also withstand some heat. Leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, and low in calories. The flavor of the leaves is actually improved by frost! You will really enjoy kale, particularly in winter soups!

This packet sows twelve 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing:
18"-24"

Thinning:
When 1" tall, thin to 1
every 10"


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost for a late spring/ summer crop, late-summer for a fall crop, fall for very early spring crop (or winter crop in USDA zone 7 or warmer). Seed can also be sown in successive sowings every 3 weeks starting in early spring.

When to start inside: 4-6 weeks before average last frost. For a fall crop, start 4 to 6 weeks before average first fall frost.

Harvesting: Outer leaves can be periodically harvested, or the whole plant can be cut off at ground level. Plants can also overwinter; mulch thickly when ground freezes for harvest the following spring.

Artist: Donna Clement



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