This outstanding new kale is bred for great nutty flavor, tender texture and compact size. Green Curls tops out at about 15 inches tall, so it shines in pots and containers, a true “ornamental edible” for any size garden. The tightly ruffled, pretty deep blue-green leaves have nearly stemless stalks and plants size up early for multiple harvests of fresh leaves. Flavor is excellent; mild and nutty, perfect for vitamin rich fresh salads or enjoy simply braised, sautéed or steamed.
Product Weight: .27 grams / Approximately 65 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Days to Harvest: 50 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1 cm (.5")
Seed Spacing: 5-15 cm (2-6")
Row Spacing: 15 cm (6")
Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")
Planting Instructions: Use pots a minimum of 15-18 in. in diameter and 12 in. deep and start with fresh potting mix. Sow groups of 2-3 seeds 6 in. apart, 1/2 in. deep. Keep evenly moist. When large enough to handle, thin to leave one seedling per group, so plants have room to mature. Keep mulched to conserve moisture. Feed with high nitrogen fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. If it gets hot, check and water daily; otherwise, water when top inch of soil is dry.
Begin harvesting outer leaves when plants have at least 6 leaves. Vitamin and antioxidant rich kale is tender and delicious in fresh salads, especially with sliced fruit and/or nuts.