Heirloom SIBERIAN KALE❋2000 SEEDS❋HUGE Leaves❋Extremely HARDY❋FAST Growing
Heirloom SIBERIAN KALE -- 2000 SEEDS
Non GMO, Non Hybrid, Open Pollinated
60 DAYS. Extremely hardy, huge blue green slightly curled feather shaped leaves, non heading 18"-36" tall plants. These kales are typically more tender and have a milder flavor than the European "oleracea" kales and are therefore the young leaves are better for salad use. Great for freezing! Kales are always superb as a cooked vegetable when the leaves have grown to full size. Fantastic flavor that is enhanced by frost! A rich source of vitamins & minerals.
Can overwinter if well established giving greens for many months.
Kale grows best in cool weather. Will perform much better with rich, well draining fertile soil. High summer temperatures reduce kales ability to grow and produces bitter leaves.Napus kales are super hardy winter survivalists. They are hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C) once established and some sources claim them to be hardy to -10°F (-23°C) and maybe -20°F (-29°C). Survival at these extra low temperatures may require a good mulch and/or snow cover. There are many factors known and unknown that can effect winter hardiness and there can be no real guarantee for how cold a crop can go. Wind can be an important factor in killing plants and a pattern of freeze thaw can also be detrimental. They perform best in cool weather but many varieties of napus kales tolerate hot weather. It is widely known that the flavor of Siberian kale sweetens dramatically after first frost. It can be grown anywhere in the US and even in Alaska.
USDA Zones: All Zones
Light: Full Sun
Germination Temperature: 50F-75F
Seed Depth: 1/4" deep
Plant Spacing: 15" to 18" apart
Days to Germination: 7-14 days depending upon growing conditions