DAYS TO HARVEST
45 days for baby leaves
Direct seed ~3-4″ apart 1/2″ deep. Thin to ~10″ apart (and eat thinnings!) OR
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost and transplant 10-12″ apart. Recommended to harden off 2-4 days before transplanting.
Last planting should be around end of June for fall crops (zone 5B)
Partial to full sun
Well draining soil with high organic matter – fairly pH tolerant
~4″ for baby greens
8-10″ for bunching greens
~12″ per plant for bunching kale
2-4″ for baby greens
Hardy. Can tolerate frost and over winter in some areas
Bunching greens: harvest outer most leaves for a continual harvest
Baby greens: cut ~1″ above soil for cut and come again greens for 3-5 harvests
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
A great variety for kale chips!
- ~2 large bunches of kale
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or other cooking oil)
- 2 teaspoons whole sesame seeds (optional)
- 2 sprinkles of sea salt
- Add pepper, onion powder, Cajun spices, sesame seeds or other flavors to your liking!