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Premier Blend Kale Seeds

Heirloom

4.75 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Is there any dish that can't use a flavor and nutrient boost from kale? This blend of 'Dwarf Blue Curled', 'Dwarf Siberian Improved', 'Nero Toscana' Lacinato, and 'Red Russian' provides a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and flavors. Harvest baby greens in just 25 days and allow some plants to grow to maturity. This frost-hardy crop is a rock star in the garden even as other vegetables are winding down.
  • Conventional #0134 - 3 grams (~580 seeds)
    This packet sows up to 24 feet of baby greens or up to 288 feet of full-sized plants.
  • $2.29
  • Conventional Large Packet #7317 - 10 grams (~1,920 seeds)
    This packet sows up to 80 feet of baby greens or up to 640 feet of full-sized plants.
  • $4.59

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea and B. napus

Days to Maturity: 25–55 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

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

Plant Dimensions: If left to grow to maturity, the varieties in this mix will get up to 4' tall, but for baby greens should be picked at 2"–4".

Variety Information: 'DWARF BLUE CURLED': 12"-15" tall, bluish green leaves with curly, frilly edges. 'DWARF SIBERIAN IMPROVED': 12"-15" tall, deep green smooth, rippled leaves with coarsely curled edges. 'NERO TOSCANA' LACINATO: 24"-48" tall, strap like, blistered leaves with curled back edges are very dark blue-green, appearing almost black. Discovered in Tuscany, Italy. 'RED RUSSIAN': 24"-36" tall, flat, smooth, gray-green leaves with wavy margins. Veins and stems are reddish purple. Leaves turn red with cold temperatures. Originally from Siberia.

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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Premier Blend Kale Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Fun for a new gardener!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
I grew about 15 plants for my fall season from this seed packet. I've loved the surprise of seeing what these turned into. I've only grown the classic curly kale type before buying this packet. Good germination. Nice mix of kales. All are tasty!
Emily from GA

Great kale blend

4 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
This was a great kale blend. Wanted to try a mix to see which variety we ended up preferring. They all grew well, though it seemed like there was more premier kale than the other varieties. Not sure if that's due to seed ratio or germination rate, or something to do w the soil in my raised bed.
Jill from CT

Kale Blend

5 out of 5 stars Jan 4, 2022
I had a very successful crop in my raised bed. they lived through a bit of damage with cabbage moths but, provided me with kale until December.... we've had mild temperatures though the end of 2021, Presently, they are tastier than they were in summer and best of all ...they're still there! I've learned that Blends can be a great way to keep the variety, color and dynamics alive, thanks again B.I.
liz from PA

Love this blend!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 10, 2022
I started this kale in late winter indoors and had great germination rates. Once it was a little bigger to withstand the heavy slug/snail damage that I get here, I transplanted it out into my garden. It took off wonderfully and I now refer to that section of my garden as the kale jungle because they have all gotten so huge, even with very regular harvesting of the lower leaves. I have had so much kale to eat from about 6 plants that I have had to get creative with recipes for it so we don't get tired of eating kale (kale chips are a delicious and easy way to eat it). I have had some issues with cabbage moths this year, as well as some funky weather, but the kale is thriving despite it. I was hoping all my plants will survive through winter and become even more tasty once it gets cold, but I will be unable to comment on that as we will be moving too soon for that, so I'll be growing this blend again to find out. I have no doubts that it will thrive in the cooler weather just as it has in the heat. I would highly recommend this kale for being rigorous, tasty, and a fun surprise of the different varieties!
Isabelle from OR
Owner Response: Hi Isabelle, We're so glad to hear that you love this blend of kale! Thank you for choosing Botanical Interests.

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