Organic Kale Seeds: “Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch” (56 days)
500 mg ~125 seeds
Organic Kale Seeds: “Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch” (500 mg ~125 seeds):
Our Organic Heirloom “Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch” Kale was first mentioned around 1863. The blue-green leaves are finely curled, reach 12-15″ in height, and spread to 20-35″ in width. Extremely hardy, frost resistant and productive, it will over winter with little protection. It is an early kale, filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals whose young tender leaves are tasty when used in salads, dehydrated as “kale chips”, or steamed as “greens.”
All of Our Seeds are 100% Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated and USDA Certified Organic Seeds.
Seed Planting Depth: 1/4″
Germination Temperature: 45-75
Days to Germination: 5-12
Row Spacing: 24″
Plant Spacing: 15-18″
100′ Row Yield: 75 lb.
Planting Tips for Heirloom Kale:
Spring: Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost and transplant out when 3” tall 2 weeks before last frost.
Fall: Direct sow into a well prepared bed 2” apart and thin to final spacing 2-3 months before first frost. Best if harvested while temps are cool. Can overwinter if well established, giving greens for many months.
Kale grows best in cool weather and performs best with rich, well draining, fertile soil. High summer temps reduces Kale’s ability to grow and produces bitter leaves. Water deeply and consistently- Moisture fluctuations will cause tough and bitter leaves.
Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture – not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or over-watering and possibly having them rot.