An ancient heirloom kale
meant to fill the "hungry gap" in spring before the first newly-planted spring crops.
This kale has many growing points instead of just one, so it puts out a lot more foliage and tender shoots in spring.
Huge plants make lots of food. A must for self-sufficiency.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea acephala
Start seeds in flats/pots very early in Spring or in late summer-mid-July onward for fall. Transplant seedlings 15" apart. If direct seeding, avoid soil crusting, which makes it hard for seedlings to emerge. Long-standing; 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. Produces a large yield.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvests 17/Yields 76-153/Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, tolerates winter cold