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.
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
Vegetable Seeds -Vates Blue Curled Kale- 50 Heirloom Seeds
- 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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