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50 days. This gorgeous, frilly-leafed kale is an excellent source of hearty, fresh greens that are packed with antioxidants. In only a month you’ll be enjoying tender baby greens, or allow some plants to mature to their full size of 2–3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Undaunted by cold weather, these sturdy plants become more vibrantly colored as the temperatures drop.
Soil Temp for Germ 55–75°F
Seed Depth ¼”
Seed Spacing 4–6″
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 12–24″
Row Spacing 18–36″
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 300
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica oleracea, Acephala Group: Fast becoming known as the “Queen of Greens”, kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. Kale is a true super food rich in carontenoids and flavonids, which are two powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals and are reported to specifically fight against the formation of cancerous cells. One cup of kale has just 36 calories, zero grams of fat, a whopping 684% of RDA of K, 206% of A, and 134% of C vitamins.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding; subtract 15 days if transplanting.

Culture
• Kale is a cool-season crop that performs best in spring and fall
• In wet climates, ensure adequate plant spacing to reduce pest and disease issues

Direct Sowing
• Cover seed with loose soil, vermiculite, or sifted compost and water evenly
• Sow June—July for a fall crop

Transplanting
• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Work in 1/2 cup of TSC’s Complete fertilizer around each plant
• Start May—July for transplanting June—August for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: See Brassica Insect Information below
• Common diseases: Leaf spot, black rot, fungal diseases, mold, mildew, club root
• Disease prevention: Dispose of diseased material, proper crop rotation of 3-4 years, apply Greencure® for mildews

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest leaves from the bottom up at any size
• Cool weather and frost brings out best flavor
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

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