Kale / Kalettes at VISTA "House of the Rising Seeds"-Fall 2020 Information Sheets

Dwarf Blue Curled

Heavily crinkled leaves make fine kale chips and hold up well after harvest. 12-14" high plants with a wide spread of plumage. Slow to bolt, cold hardy & overwinters well.

Grows best in well-drained soil with compost and available nutrients like nitrogen. Add compost to ensure that the seedlings will have food immediately available to them once transplanted. Avoid planting where any member of the cabbage family grew the year before.

Nero Di Toscana

This very tender and juicy variety is called palm kale because the plant looks just like a little palm tree. It is also known as dinosaur, Lacinato or Tuscan kale. A hardy, non-heading variety that produces juicy, very tender and delicious dark green leaves. Harvest young for best flavor. 

Snow Drop Kalette

Kalettes resulted from breeding crosses between Brussels sprouts and kale, resulting in small open, flower-like florets. 

Westlandse Winter Organic

A vigorous producer with attractive blue-green leaves. Medium-tall plants have large frames and good bulk. USDA Certified Organic. Prefers a fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0–7.5. Avoid planting where any member of the cabbage family grew the previous year. Kale prefers cooler growing temperatures, between 55–75°F. 

Autumn Star Kalette

A bite-sized kale! Through traditional breeding methods, over several years, crosses between brussels sprouts and kale have resulted in Kalettes. The complex flavor of sprouts is combined with the mild, nutty taste of kale resulting in a floret that is easy and versatile in the kitchen. The green and purple, bicolor florets are produced on brussels sprout like plants and are ready to harvest when 2" tall. Enjoy them raw, grilled, broiled or sauteed.

 

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Dazzling Blue

This smoky blue lacinato type kale has become a favorite of gardeners, boasting unparalleled cold hardiness and fantastic purple and blue leaves.

Climate: Kale prefers a fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0–7.5. Avoid planting where any member of the cabbage family grew the previous year.

Suiho Chinese Kale/Broccoli

Fresh, green, soft and delicious with wide ¾” stem, this variety of Chinese kale/broccoli has round medium green leaves that are slightly wrinkled. Also known as Noble Jade or Emerald Green variety. The plant grows about 14" tall and is semi-spreading. Resistant to diseases and heat tolerant.

Scarlet

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. Plant grows 24-36" tall by 24" wide.

Climate: Kale prefers a fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0–7.5. Avoid planting where any member of the cabbage family grew the previous year.

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