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Kale

Kale Vegetable Seeds

Featuring heirloom, open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated seeds.

As a snack product

Flavored "kale chips" have been produced as a potato chip substitute.

Regional uses

Europe

In the Netherlands, a traditional winter dish called "boerenkoolstamppot" is a mix of curly kale and mashed potatoes, sometimes with fried bacon, and served with rookworst ("smoked sausage").[24]

In Northern Germany, there is a winter tradition known as "Kohlfahrt" ("kale trip"), where a group of people will go on a hike through the woods during the day before gathering at an inn or private residence where kale is served, usually with bacon and Kohlwurst ("kale sausage").[25] Kale is considered a Northern German staple and comfort food.[26]

In Italy, cavolo nero kale is an ingredient of the Tuscan soup ribollita.[27]

A traditional Portuguese soup, caldo verde, combines pureed potatoes, very finely sliced kale, olive oil and salt.[28] Additional ingredients can include broth and sliced, cooked spicy sausage.

In Scotland, kale provided such a base for a traditional diet that the word in some Scots dialects is synonymous with food. To be "off one's kail" is to feel too ill to eat.[29]

In Ireland, kale is mixed with mashed potatoes to make the traditional dish colcannon.[30] It is popular on Halloween,[31] when it may be served with sausages.

Asia:

In Sri Lanka, It is known as 'kola gova' or ela gova. It is cultivated for edible use. A dish called 'kale mallung' is served almost everywhere in the island along with rice.

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Curly Dutch Kale, Westlandse Herfst - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-HERFST - Kale
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A dutch heirloom with the most dense and curly varieties.

Stocky blue/green leaves which are very tender.

Very popular for dehydrating and making kale chips or bulking up a salad mix.

Type Kale
Family Cabbage Family
Temperature Soil 55-75F
Temperature Daytime 45-65F
Temperature Evening 40+F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Light, Up to 3 Gallons / Week
Maturity Moderate: 50-80 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-6.5
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 4 Per Row
Red Russian Kale, Rugged Jack Kale - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-RRK - Kale
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Red Russian kale or Ragged Jack kale is a cool weather vegetable that produces more vibrantly colored leaves as the temperature drops.

Red Russian kale is an heirloom variety that is grown as a biennial in most climates.

Type Kale
Family Cabbage Family
Temperature Soil 55-75F
Temperature Daytime 45-65F
Temperature Evening 40+F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Light, Up to 3 Gallons / Week
Maturity Moderate: 50-80 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-6.5
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 4 Per Row
Black Magic Tuscan Kale, English - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-BMK - Kale
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Black Magic is a winter-hardy kale with long and narrow, crinkled leaves, so dark green they're almost black! Its rich flavor that only improves with frost.

Plant in spring as soon as the ground can be worked or in autumn for an over-winter crop.

Sow 1/4 to 1/2″ deep, 1″ apart in rows 18-30″ apart. Thin seedlings to 8-12″ apart which can be transplanted or eaten.

Kale germinates best in cool or warm soil temperatures with even moisture.

Choose an area with full sun and a soil pH of 6.0-7.0.

Enrich the soil with compost or well-rotted manure.

Harvest by clipping individual leaves

Kale is very hardy and quality actually improves after a frost.

Type Kale
Family Cabbage Family
Temperature Soil 55-75F
Temperature Daytime 45-65F
Temperature Evening 40+F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Light, Up to 3 Gallons / Week
Maturity Moderate: 50-80 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-6.5
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 4 Per Row
Red Volants Purple Kale, Curly - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-SPK - Kale
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Scarlet kale is delicious cut in fine ribbons for kale salad and is a nutritious addition to soups and stews. Grow plenty and harvest some at baby stage, leave others to grow big and frilly, picking individual medium-sized leaves and tender stems. Add mulch for harvest into the winter months—an ornamental edible for containers, veggie gardens, and mixed borders.

Remarkably attractive dark green kale with red veined, frilly, tightly curled leaves. A vigorous performer with good cold tolerance. Leaves darken to deep scarlet in late season. Begin harvesting leaves when young, and allow plant to grow well into the early winter.

Scarlet Kale is an open-pollinated, curled variety with deep red color that intensifies in cooler weather. Multiple harvests for continued productivity. Brassica oleracea. 65 days to maturity.

The broad, frilly, purple leaves grow on 2–3' tall, upright stalks. Red color on a blue-green background, as compared to the red color on a bright green background of Redbor. Scarlet plant height is not quite as uniform as Redbor. Great for baby leaf and bunching.

Lifecycle: Biennial

Zone: 8,9,10

Hardiness: Hardy Annual

Size: 2' h x 2' w

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained

Season: Summer to fall

Seed to Bloom: 50-60 days to harvest (30 baby)

Color: Dark purple red foliage

Type Kale
Family Cabbage Family
Temperature Soil 55-75F
Temperature Daytime 45-65F
Temperature Evening 40+F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Light, Up to 3 Gallons / Week
Maturity Moderate: 50-80 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-6.5
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 4 Per Row

Portuguese Kale, Tronchuda Beira, Cabbage


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Aka Couve Tronchuda, Portuguese Kale or Sea Kale, it is a bright jade-green, loose-headed Cabbage with fleshy white mid-ribs and wide-spreading leaves. Sweeter and more tender than regular Cabbage, it may be harvested as a whole plant or leaf-harvested to promote center re-growth with paler, milder, frilly leaves.

Sow seeds in a container of seed starting mix 2 inches apart and cover 1/4 inch deep. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall, then plant outdoors. Space 12 to 18 inches apart.

Portuguese cabbage is a leafy green vegetable in the brassica family. Unlike most cabbages, this vegetable doesn't form heads and grows in leaves like kale. That resulted in the alternate common name of Portuguese kale plants. ... Kale ribs and stalks are often too woody to eat. Many compare this veggie to collards.

Kale Blue Scotch, Blue Curled Scotch


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Blue Curled Scotch Organic Kale Seeds are hardy and grow in most regions. Blue Curled Scotch Kale is one of the most frost-resistant varieties, which means you can plant them earlier and keep plants in the ground longer. Toss washed kale in smoothies with berries and other sweets for a blast of fiber, antioxidants, and minerals.

Type Kale
Family Cabbage Family
Temperature Soil 55-75F
Temperature Daytime 45-65F
Temperature Evening 40+F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Light, Up to 3 Gallons / Week
Maturity Moderate: 50-80 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-6.5
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 4 Per Row

Packet: 9-10 grams of seed