Blue Curled Scotch Kale Seed

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Grow it for its ornamental beauty alone. Compact 1’ plants yield tender, blue-green, finely crinkled leaves that are quite delicious and rich in vitamin A. Extra cold-hardy and aphid-resistant. Great fresh or cooked, either before or after a frost, when leaves become very sweet. Harvest baby leaves for salad, then continue to pick the larger leaves from the middle outward to braise or sauté. Use thinnings or sow a heavily-seeded row every 10-14 days for baby greens. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-14 days
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Start indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow ½” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: Thin seedlings to 12-24” apart. Sow another planting in mid/late summer for fall crops.
  • Sow outdoors when temperatures reach 55º.
  • Seed spacing: 2-4”
  • Seed depth: 1/2” deep
  • Produce size: 8-10” and larger
  • Yield: 30 lbs. per 50’ row
  • Mature plant height: 14” tall x 2-3’ wide
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1863

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