Dwarf Siberian Improved Kale, Vegetable Seeds, Babyleaf/Microgreen/full leaf harvests
Kale, Siberian Heirloom, Highly Nutritious Vegetable
Curly green leaves for babyleaf and bunching.
Improved Dwarf Siberian is a multipurpose variety that can be used for baby leaf or fresh markets. For fresh markets it has a deep green smooth rippled leaf with an upright plant habit. Thick petioles allow for easy bunching with less plant damage. For baby leaf it has smooth thick medium green round–oval leaves that have an upright plant habit.
|For baby leaf or fresh markets|
|Deep green leaf color|
|Smooth rippled leaves|
Days to Maturity to Baby Leaf: 35-40
Days to Maturity from Direct Seed: 50-60
Siberian kale leaves are blue-green color with frill-curled leaf edging. Plants are about 24" tall. Good variety for baby leaf and bunching.
Kale is a highly nutritious vegetable,Entire plant can be used (including leaves, stems, buds, and flowers)Extremely hardy plant. Can Plant Spring And Fall !
Kale & Collards
Kale and collards are hardy biennials that will overwinter in milder climates, and improve in flavor with the onset of cold weather. They are in the Brassicaceae family, sharing species name Brassica oleracea with cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi
Soil and Nutrient Requirements
Kale and Collards thrive in well drained fertile soil high in organic matter, with pH 6.0- 7.5. They can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. A general guideline is 2-3 lbs of 8-16-16 fertilizer over 100 sq ft of garden area two weeks before planting. If boron is not present in your soils, consider adding 1 Tbs per 100 sq ft.
Full sun is best, although light shade can help plants tolerate hot weather.
Babyleaf- Direct seeding: ~60seeds/ft in 2-4" bands; Full Size- 12-18â
18-30â for full size
When to Sow
Days to maturity are from direct seeding, subtract 2 weeks if transplanting. Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked or start transplants 4 weeks before planting date. Plant baby leaf every 4-5 weeks for a continual harvest. Sow fall plantings two months before first expected frost for full size and up until frost for baby leaf.
Yes. Kale is very hardy, withstanding even a hard freeze. Cold weather causes kale to become very sweet.
Kale can tolerate drought, but the quality and flavor of the leaves will suffer.
Collards are a better choice than kale for hot weather.
5,625-9,375 seeds/oz (7,500 avg), 90-150M seeds/lb (116M avg).
Babyleaf- 116 M seeds/100â bed (1 lb), 1.6MM seeds/1,000â bed (10 lbs) using ~1,000 seeds/ ft in 16 rows on a 36â bed. Full Size- 68M seeds/acre (12oz) using 3 seeds/10â, 30â row spacing. M=1,000, MM=1,000,000
Harvest full size leaves when desired. Kale flavor sweetens after light frosts. Kale and collards are both very cold hardy, overwintering in most climates to some degree.
Cool leaves in cold water at harvest and store in plastic in fridge. In late fall, cut the heart of the plant and store just above freezing in a plastic bag for a few weeks.
Materials: seed,organic,Easy To Grow,Kale,Biennial,Brassica oleracea,Dwarf Blue Curled Kale