mature height; 2 feetTender and sweet, much more heat tolerant than any other kale, this Portuguese heirloom has a wonderful mild but rich flavor and easy culture. 18 inch tall heads of paddle-shaped, blue-green leaves. Planting and growing information can be found on the seed packet image. While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge". This seedline features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen or in bouquets.
- Greenhouse Compatible
- Mild Flavor
- Requires Summer Water
- Succession Planting
|Seed Unit Sizes
||Spring, Summer, Winter
|Approximate Harvest Time
||Early Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall
|Ideal Soil Temperature
||Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
||Brassicaceae (Brassicas or Cole)
||6.1 - 7.5
Planting & Care
Soil & Water: Soil should be well drained, fertile and in full sun. Consistent moisture and mild weather are necessary for best flavor. Mulch to retain moisture in summer and before ground freezes to protect the root of fall crops.
Planting & Growing: In early spring and/or late summer,sow groups of 2-3 seeds, 12-18 inches apart and cover lightly and evenly with 1/4 inch of fine soil. FIrm soil gently and water with a fine spray, then keep bed evenly moist. Thin to one seedling per group when several inches tall.
To start indoors, sow in container of seed starting mix 2 inches apart and 1/4 inch deep. Keep moist and provide strong light source until seedlings are 3-4 inches tall; then transplant outdoors. Space 12-18 inches apart.
Harvesting & Storage: Begin harvesting when there are 6-8 leaves. Pull and discard once plants begin to bloom.
Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs.
Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H