Dwarf Curled Scotch Kale SeedsHeirloom Vegetable.Dwarf Scotch Kale is an exceptionally hardy shorter variety with a compact growth habit – a good selection for windy sites. The leaves have a white rib and are lightly curled. A handsome looking, robust growing, nutritious plant with a mild taste. First noted in the early 1860’s.
Lacinato Kale Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. A rather primitive looking kale with strap-like, crinkled blue-green leaves 7.5 cm (3″) wide by 25 cm (10″) long. Plants can grow to 1 m (39″) in height. Baby greens can be harvested from 30 days after planting with full size savoyed leaves taking up to 60 days. Often noted as Dinosaur Kale, Lacinato has been around since at least 1800.
Red Russian Kale Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. Red Russian produces lots of flat toothed, grey-green leaves with a central purple-red stem. The red colour intensifies as temperatures decreases in the fall. Leaves turns a rich, dark green when cooked. Soft tender texture when braised or for salads. Red Russian Kale is vitamin rich and very winter hardy. This kale variety arrived in Canada somewhere around 1885.
Rainbow Lacinato Certified Organic Rainbow Lacinato Organic Kale Seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! A fabulous cross of beloved Lacinato with the super cold hardy Redbor produces these multicoloured plants with mostly the strap-like leaves of the Lacinato and the colouring of the Redbor. It is slower to bolt and more productive than Lacinato. Gathered in bunches, you will get some with blue green leaves, some purple leaves, some curly edges, some with red veins - enjoy cooking this colourful bouquet all winter long. Matures in 65 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
EthiopianBrassica carinata. As its name suggests, this biennial cousin of kale (technically, it’s a mustard) is grown as a leafy green in Ethiopia. The leaves have a milder flavour than either kale or mustard, but are rich in nutrients. The flowers are highly attractive to honey bees, and the seeds are a potential source for bio-fuel. The plants are cold hardy and drought resistant. Grow for tasty, nutritious baby greens or full size leaves. The full sized leaves benefit from blanching or stir-frying to become tender and tasty. Plant some Ethiopian kale seeds in containers or raised beds. Matures in 48 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Storm Kale Storm multi-seed pellets each contain up to four different kale varieties each. These pellets are perfect for planting in containers, or for simplifying planting in the garden row. Because each pellet contains several seeds, the pellets themselves should be spaced about 15cm (6") apart, whether in pots or outdoor beds. The kale will grow in densely, almost with the appearance that several kale leaf types are growing from a single stem. Harvest these kale leaves at immature to semi-mature size — they're not intended for growing large plants for winter harvest. The pellets can be planted any time of year, since the harvest will be taken at small size. This product looks absolutely fabulous growing in 15-25cm (6-10") flower pots. They look like veritable bouquets of kale!
Dwarf Green Curled - Ultra-hardy, a great source of winter 'greens'. Also known as 'borecole'.
How to Grow
400 seed/gram. Sow seed 1 cm (1/2″) deep directly outdoors in early spring or from June to early July in rows 60 cm (24″) apart. Thin seedlings to 30 cm (12″) apart. Kale is very cold tolerant and develops its best flavour after the fall frosts.