Kale – Redbor

$3.48

A highly attractive and ultra-hardy variety, the curly, blistered violet-green leaves intensify in colour, turning to violet-red after a few frosts. Adds beautiful colour to the fall garden. Vigorous and highly frost resistant. Generous yields of large sturdy and tightly, heavily curled leaves.

Available only as seed. 
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Description

Botanical name
Brassica oleracea var. acephala

Family
Brassicaceae

Spacing
One plant per square foot. Very tall and wide. Back row only, so it doesn’t shade out other smaller plants. Grows to 90-100 cm (36-40″) tall.

Depth
Plant seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep. Do not pack down soil to make it easier for sprouts to reach the light.

Requirements
Best in full sun, but can handle a bit of shade. pH around 6-6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 7-14 days.

Pests
Can be susceptible to cabbage moth caterpillars. Check your plants regularly and remove any green caterpillars. They like the underside of leaves.

Timing
Kale is a very hardy vegetable. Plant it as early as possible, first week of April. Best to direct sow, but you can get an early start indoors a couple of weeks earlier.

Growing
Kale grows like crazy. Just plant it and let it go! It is frost hardy, and actually becomes sweeter in the cold weather. It is pest and disease resistant.

Harvest
60 days

Season
Cool, annual

Links
Super easy kale with pecans