Kale Seeds - 'Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch'
Kale Seeds - 'Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch'1
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Vegetable Description: Technically a form of leafy non-heading cabbage, kale has been traced to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Early forms of this plant probably came from in Asia Minor or the Mediterranean region, though it is such an ancient plant no one can be sure of its origin. The first recorded mention of kale in America comes from a 1669 publication, where it was referred to as "colewort"; European influence probably brought kale to America. Though kale is still a relatively minor crop in the States, it thrives in European kitchen gardens. Blue Curled Scotch in particular comes from the Vates strain of Scottish heirloom kale, and is known for being an excellent source of vitamin A.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
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Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 60
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 8200
Vegetable Height: 12” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 18 in to 24 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 6”-12” apart and 1/4“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 18”-24” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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Best in durability, taste, and slow to bolt. I planted in the Fall of one year and it grew thru the next year before bolting. No store bought Kale could compare to it.