(Brassica oleracea) Kale may be the hardiest of the cabbage kin. It excels in cold weather, tasting best after frost has kissed the tender, succulent leaves, and making moderate growth whenever there is even a slight warm spell. Start in containers indoors or direct seed in the garden in late June. May also be sown indoors for early spring planting. Kale thrives in rich soil, heavy on organic matter, and moistureretentive but well drained.

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Blue Curled Scotch Kale

Blue Curled Scotch Kale KA101

Compact plants yield tender, blue-green, crinkled leaves that are quite... Read More
Dwarf Siberian Kale

Dwarf Siberian Kale KA102

This tasty Russian variety produces leaves that are only slightly frilled... Read More
Homesteader's Kaleidoscopic Perennial Kale

Homesteader's Kaleidoscopic Perennial Kale WWE261

Unlike anything you’ve grown before — kale reimagined as a truly perennial vegetable! Oregon-based... Read More
Nero Di Toscana Cabbage (Dinosaur or Lacinato Kale)

Nero Di Toscana Cabbage (Dinosaur or Lacinato Kale) CB101

60 days. This loose-leafed “cabbage” dates back to the early 1800’s at... Read More
Ornamental Fringed Mix Kale

Ornamental Fringed Mix Kale KA104

This lovely mix contains pretty shades of pink, purple, and white. Contrasts... Read More
Red Ursa Kale

Red Ursa Kale KA109

From Portugal, Germany and China, kale has made traditional soups... Read More
Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale

Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale KA103

50 days. Very tender and mild, a pre-1885 heirloom variety. Oak-type leaves... Read More
Scarlet Kale

Scarlet Kale KA116

A lovely curled “red” kale that produces lots of delicious, frilly leaves... Read More
Thousandhead Kale

Thousandhead Kale KA111

Ancient variety from the UK was mentioned in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable... Read More
Tronchuda Kale

Tronchuda Kale KA107

(Couve Tonchuda) or Portuguese Kale. A bit more heat tolerant than other... Read More
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