Kale

Kale

Kale may be the hardiest of the cabbage kin. It excels in cold weather, tasting best after frost has kissed the tender, succulent, superfood leaves.

How To Grow Kale

Kale Recipes

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Japanese Flowering Kale
KA104
$4.00
Rating:
93%

85 days. Japanese Flowering Kale is perhaps the most colorful edible leafy green we have ever eaten, and one of the most delicious! This delectable kale has dramatic ruffles, sublime flavor and dense nutrition. The bold fuchsia and cream-colored leaves add a depth of sweetness and refinement, making it exceptionally gourmet. The culinary possibilities for such a vibrant and delectable vegetable are boundless. Called habotan in Japan, this edible ornamental treat is a focal point for cool-weather landscaping and garden design. The plants are super frost hardy, and their color and sweetness actually intensify as the weather gets colder! It is not uncommon to see the cheerful magenta and white-splashed heads of habotan effortlessly floating above a blanket of snow in winter. Habotan symbolizes blessings, loving and prosperity, sentiments that are especially appreciated during the Japanese New Year. The colorful kale heads are a common feature in Japanese cool-season gardens to invite blessings for the coming year. The pretty, rosette-shaped plants can be found in beds and borders, and they are a popular potted plant. This is an antioxidant-rich plant that will dazzle in the garden and delight on the dinner plate.

    • 6-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 6-9 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 45-85 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: 1/4"
    • Plant Spacing: 14"
    • Frost Hardy: Yes
    • Brassica oleracea var. acephala

Growing Tips: Best grown in frosts of spring or fall. Direct seed or transplant 2-4 weeks in spring or 8 weeks in fall before frosts dates. Prefers rich soil.

Thousandhead Kale
KA111
$4.00
Rating:
99%

Grow mammoth-sized kale that remains tender even as the leaves grow to an astounding 3 feet long. In “The Vegetable Garden” in 1885, French seed house Vilmorin mentioned this ancient variety from the U.K. as a productive, multi-branching type that also goes by the name “branching borecole.” Vilmorin also noted that the variety originally hailed from western France. Peter Miller of Kings Seed mentioned that Thousandhead kale was long appreciated in the UK as a fodder crop, but it has been rediscovered as a tasty culinary variety. Its leaf structure also makes for easier pest management. Those who have struggled with cabbage worms understand how caterpillars love to hide in the folds of curly kale leaves. This variety is just lightly curled at the edges, making caterpillars easier to spot and treat! This seed was sourced from Kings Seed of England; the King family has been in the seed business for centuries. John Kemp King began selling seeds in 1793; his grandson Ernest William began Kings Seeds, and it has been in business for 130 years! Kings Seed is the last remaining horticultural wholesale seed house in England and is still a family affair. Miller has worked for the company 55 years, and his grandfather also worked for Kings since 1913!

    • 6-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 6-9 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 45-85 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: 1/4"
    • Plant Spacing: 8"
    • Frost Hardy: Yes
    • Brassica oleracea

Growing Tips: Best grown in frosts of spring or fall. Direct seed or transplant 2-4 weeks in spring or 8 weeks in fall before frosts dates. Prefers rich soil.

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