What are the pros? does well in hot weather
What are the cons? very prickly, wear gloves
I would say that the dominating characteristic of this kale is how unbelievably prickly it is. The first time I grabbed it, I thought I had grabbed a thistle growing too close on accident. Turns out, there were no thistles, it was just this kale. This is a great seed stock, great germination, took off way faster than my other kales, and seemed to thrive in our heatwave when the others simply stopped growing, BUT I give it three stars overall simply because nowhere in the description do they warn you about this very prickly characteristic. I've decided that this kale is just not for fresh eating, so if you get this one, make sure you get some other kales you're more familiar with for your "massaged" kale salad recipes...otherwise, ouch! :) This is a good kale, it just shouldn't be your only one. I'm experimenting with freezing it and cooking...maybe it can do well as chips, but wear gloves when handling if you have very sensitive skin.
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