The first really cut and curled
Siberian/Russian kale, combining the look and fluffiness of frisee
with the nutrition and cold-hardiness of a Russian kale.
We are proud to introduce this-the first kale released under the Open Source Seed Initiative (to protect it from patenting). Bred by Jonathan Spero of Lupine Knoll Farm.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea acephala
A heavy-feeder that likes fertile, fine-textured and well-prepared soil, with added compost, some nitrogen and a little lime. Start seeds in flats very early in Spring or in late Summer, allowing 6 weeks before first frost. Transplant seedlings 15" apart. If direct seeding avoid soil crusting. Keep watered. Either harvest whole plant or take larger leaves while young. Best taste comes after a few frosts.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvests 17/Yields 76-153/Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, tolerates winter coldYou have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents, licenses or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.www.osseeds.org