Purple Dinosaur Kale--
Beloved Lacinato flavor and texture in a new color.
From organic farmer Hank Keogh comes this tasty and colorful variation a favorite Italian Heirloom. For spring and fall crops (best color in cold fall weather). Let it overwinter to produce a crops of colorful flower shoots, called Nappini, eaten before the flowers open.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea acephala
Start seeds in flats or pots early in Spring or in late Summer-mid-July onward for fall. Transplant seedlings 15" apart. If direct seeding, avoid soil crusting, which will make it hard for seedlings to emerge. Long-standing, so work in plenty of compost and lime if needed for long, steady growth. Winter survival will be improved by mulching and a fall dose of seaweed meal, ashes, or other potash source. Matures in 8-9 weeks. Overwintered shoots are sweet and choice.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvests 17/Yields 76-153/Spacing 15"