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Kale Vates Blue Curled Seeds
Info: Kale `Vates Blue Curled` develops low, compact plants with finely curled, bluish-green leaves. This variety is very cold hardy and can overwinter until spring - with winter protection - to produce baby kale shoots and kale raab (edible flowering shoots).
It can be preapared as you would any kale, raw in hearty salads or stir-fried, but it is also fine as kale salad marinated with citrus juice-where the acid in the citrus "cooks out" the bitterness and makes kale leaves tender. The curly shape of this kale makes it perfect for kale chips. Kale can also be preserved by blanching and freezing.
General Info: Besides its versatility and simple cultivation, kale is an incredibly healthy and highly basic vegetable. It provides a lot of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, B, K and vitamin C plus a lot of antioxidatively active plant materials. Its high-quality protein and the contained omega-3 fatty acids also ensure that it is always recommended as an alternative to animal fat and protein.
Sowing & cultivation: Kale is very easy to grow and and one of the hardiest plants in the wide and varied Brassica tribe. It tolerates poor soil conditions and very cold temperatures. But Kale does not tolerate heat. Therefore, it is sown in early spring or late summer (end of August) directly outdoors. Sowing depth: 1,5 cm, with a distance of 20-25 cm. Kale will produce a good crop provided that the drainage is satisfactory. As a cut and come again crop you can start removing leaves when the plant is just 10cm high. Alternatively wait till October before you start removing tender leaves from the top of the plant. Once the main crown has been harvested side shoots will form which will be ready to harvest from February to May.
|Botanical name||Brassica oleracea var. sabellica|
|Sowing||from Feb. in pre-culture, from May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny to partial shade, poor, well-drained soil|
|Harvesting||from end October|