Smooth German Kale

Brassica napus | SKU: 0005A
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$3.25 to $31.25
  • Organic
  • Smooth green leaves
  • Plants grow to 3-4 feet wide
  • Bolts at 90-120 days

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Donated to SSE by Irene Kemper of Nebraska. Originally brought to the United States by her great grandparents when they emigrated from Germany. Smooth green leaves grow to 3-4' wide. Raw leaves are slightly bitter with a tangy mustard flavor. Cooked leaves are sweet, juicy, and tender. Early to bolt. Annual life cycle is very unusual for a kale, but advantageous for home-seed saving.

Learn to Grow Smooth German Kale

Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 3-10 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Kale is most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest can continue even after snow.

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