One of the tenderest kales with sweeter taste compare to most traditional kale varieties. Outstands with its beautiful bluish-grey, oak-like leaves and deeply indented purple veins and stems. Reaches 45-90cm (18-36in) tall. This variety is packed with nutrients and fibber, which naturally boost the immune system with health benefiting properties year round. It's very delicious raw in salads, as well as stir-fried, added to garnishes, mixed with other leafy greens for mesclun mix etc. Grows to baby leaf in just 25 days and fully matures in about 50 days. For continues harvest you can start removing leaves when they reach 5cm tall and the new leaves will continue forming. Easy to grow throughout winter, it looks especially beautiful and tastes even sweeter when touched by frost. Can be harvested freshly anytime, as matured plants withstand -12 (10F) and below. One of the strongest and disease resistant of all vegetables.
Growing: Year round in tropical climates; in temperate climates - seeds can be sown directly once the soil can be worked or start inside 4-6 weeks prior the planting date.
Soil: Fertile, well-draining, rich in organic matter.
Sowing depth: Sow the seeds 1/4in (0.6cm) deep inside fertile, well drained soil preferably rich in organic matter. For baby leaves sow apprx 60 seeds/ft in 2-4in (5-10cm) bands in 3/4in (2cm) between the bands. For full size sow approximately 3 seeds every 8-10in (20-25cm), thinning to 8-10in (20-25cm).
Row spacing: 18-30in (46-76cm).
Moisture: Water regularly to keep the soil moist (not soggy!).
Light: Warm, bright location with plenty of sunlight.
Fertilizer: Almost no care is required because these are one of the strongest and most disease resistant of all vegetables.
Matures in 53-65 days after transplant.
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