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Premier Blend Kale Seeds

Heirloom

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
    This packet sows up to 24 feet of baby greens or up to 288 feet of full-sized plants.
  • $1.89
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  • Conventional Large Packet #7317 - 10 grams
    This packet sows up to 80 feet of baby greens or up to 640 feet of full-sized plants.
  • $3.99
  • Out of Stock

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

2 reviews
Fun for a new gardener!
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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
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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

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