Days To Maturity : 50-60
Germination Days : 5-17
Planting Depth : 1/4-1/2
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 50
Spacing : 15
When To Plant : Early spring
When To Plant : Late summer
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Portugese Kale (Tronc... VCA-2765



A very juicy, sweet, and tender

heirloom kale from Portugal.

Stands heat better than other kales, and doesn't require cold to sweeten the flavor.

Succulent texture is outstanding in soups and pastas.  The necessary ingredient in Portugese Kale and sausage soup.

BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea acephala


Start seeds in flats very early in Spring for early summer harvest, or 6+ weeks before first fall hard frost for winter harvest. A cabbage, does best in good soil for rapid growth, best with later fertilization. Best to keep moist, but fairly drought tolerant. Likes full sun in spring and fall, some shade during the hottest part of the summer. Shallow cultivate for first few weeks. Harvest-pull tender tops leaves or harvest whole plant.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvests 17/Yields 76-153/Spacing 15"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, tolerates winter cold

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Beautiful and productive plant
on 10/12/15 by Tara Drolma in NM

I believe this is the strain of kale that I purchased. I had one plant that overwintered, set seed and produced hundreds more kale plants. There was also plenty of seed for the finches who loved it. This is the kind of plant that I love: strong, vibrant, and self propagating. It makes my job so much easier. It is now the second year and this winter I will have plenty of kale for myself and all the neighbors. The flavor is not too strong. I chop it finely and add to omelets and meat dishes. My two mini doxies enjoy eating the stems.