Redbor Kale Seeds
Redbor Kale Seeds
This kale has it all. Beautiful, ruffled leaves are tasty and have amazing color. Extremely cold tolerant, 'Redbor's' purple color and curliness intensifies, and flavor sweetens as temperatures drop in the fall; plants can last even through hard freezes. Sow with pansies, violas, and snapdragons for long-lasting fall color. Looks great in containers. Seeds may have an inert organic coating.
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Days to Maturity: 50–60 days
Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual, kale is very cold hardy and may overwinter in milder climates.
Plant Dimensions: 12"–20" tall, 10"–18" wide
Variety Info: Finely curled leaves start out blue-green and deepen to purple/magenta as temperatures drop. Curly type kale.
Attributes: Good for Containers
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.