(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.
Blue Curled Scotch Dwarf. First mentioned in garden text around 1863. Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch is an early kale that produces tasty greens when used in salads or steamed. The blue-green leaves are finely curled and very attractive reaching 12-15" in high, and spread to 20-35" in width. Extremely hardy and productive. Will over winter with little protection. This is one of the best frost resistant kales.
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Lacinato, Italian Nero or Dinosaur. Whatever you call it it's Amazing! This unique heirloom's thick, crinkled leaves are a deep blue-green and an absolute standout in the garden. Sweet flavor, never strong or overbearing. Cold and heat tolerant in all zones. Maturity 48 Days
Portuguese Kale ~ Tronchuda Beira (approx 80 seeds/pack). Tender, sweet, and much more heat tolerant than any other kale, this delicious specialty has a wonderful mild but rich flavor and easy culture. 18 inch tall heads of paddle-shaped, blue-green leaves.
Walking Stick kale is the stuff of legend. We remember reading about this fascinating plant in the seed catalogs of yesteryear. Also known as Tall Jacks, Jersey Cabbage or Cow Cabbage, this extra-tall kale is said to grow up to 20 feet in its native range, with an average of 6-12 feet in our gardens. Grown in Europe for centuries, mostly on the island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, where its long sturdy stalks were varnished and turned into canes. The leaves are also considered..