Smooth German Kale
- Smooth green leaves
- Plants grow to 3-4 feet wide
- Bolts at 90-120 days
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.