• Vates Blue Curled Kale Seeds Perfect for Small Gardens Market or Home Garden

    Vates Blue Curled Kale
    50 - 60 days Frost tolerant
     
     A vitamin rich and flavorful, leafy heirloom vegetable used much like lettuce. Light frost will imrove the flavor making this the perfect green to grow into late fall and early winter.  Blue curly leaves will add color and richness to any plate. Grows to about 2.5 feet Good for cooking greens or bunching. Use for salads and light cooking, sauteed and roasted. A true classic flavor! Can be blanched and frozen. 
     
    Planting Depth - 1/2"
    Seed Spacing - Sow indoors and/or plant outside
    Days to Germinate - 10-14
    Row Spacing - 14"
    Days to Maturity 55 days

     

    Sowing instructions: Sow indoors in flats or small pots and keep warm. Transplant in early spring in a well prepared seed bed. Water well before germination then water as needed. Optimum soil temperature is 55-75 degrees F. 

     

    Plant Care: For the biggest yields place plants in raised composted beds. Water regularly. 

    Growing Tips:

    Keep plants well watered
    Transplant plants 12" apart in rows 18" - 36" apart
    Stagger planting for extended harvest
    Plant again 12 - 8 weeks before first frost date

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      Fun Facts:

      1/3 pound of broccoli has more vitamin C than 2 1/2 pounds of oranges
      Broccoli has been cultivated for over 2000 years
      A perfect variety for any garden
      Most of this nations broccoli production is in California
      Grown in Italy during the times of the Roman Empire until the 16th century when it spread throughout the rest of Europe and then to the Americas
      Arrived in the U.S with Italian immigrants in the 1800's
      Famous for producing dozens of delicious side shoots until hard frost. 3-6" central head

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