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