Dwarf Blue Curled Kale Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 96 feet.
3.5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
'Dwarf Blue Curled', from the 1800s, is extremely hardy and will overwinter in all but the coldest climates. Like most greens, it 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 sweetened after a light frost; delicious in winter soups!
$2.69 1 gram (~190 seeds)

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea

Days to Maturity: 55 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual, kale is very cold hardy and may overwinter in milder climates.

Plant Dimensions: 12"–30" tall and wide

Variety Information: Bluish-green leaves with curly, frilly edges off a central stem.

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is above 45°F for spring/summer crop; 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date for fall crop; and in mild climates, fall for very early spring crop.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. For a fall crop, start 12 to 14 weeks before your average first fall frost date, transplanting after 4 to 6 weeks. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65°–85°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Row Spacing: 24"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"

Harvesting: Outer leaves can be harvested as baby greens when 2"–3" tall, any time when full-sized beginning with the lowest, or the whole plant can be cut off at ground level at maturity. For fast regrowth, harvest up to only ⅓ of the plant at a time.

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Dwarf Blue Curled Kale Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Not like any kale I've seen.

2 out of 5 stars Mar 30, 2022
I started about 5-6 individual kale varieties. I have grown dwarf curled blue kale before, but this is the first time purchasing this variety from Botanical Interests. This is the only kale I have ever seen with prickly hairs all over the leaves, even as tiny seedlings with maybe 3-4 sets of leaves. I only need about 4 kale plants and this one wont make the cut. Bummer because I usually love the curly blue kale.
Tessa from NV
Owner Response: Hi Tessa, Thank you for contacting us about this issue. Quality is very important to us, and a customer service agent will be reaching out to help and collect information for quality control purposes.

Hardy to 14 degrees - 105 degrees

5 out of 5 stars Feb 12, 2023
This is one of the few plants that survived a freak winter storm in texas 2023 this year--it was a 2nd year plant that I am letting flower--Plants also survived 100 degree weather and low water at times (I forgot I had kale in one area of the garden in the very back)
Ramesses from TX

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