From 1885, very hardy, with delicate flavor.
Beautiful bluish oak-type leaves with bright purple midrib turn all purple with frost.
Survived weeks of heat in our garden and cold-hardy to at least zone 5. great with flowers in containers.
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 cold, tolerates hot weather