This kale of many names is also known as Tuscan Kale or Italian Kale. The beauty of heirlooms like this is the history they carry with them. This kale dates back to the 18th century and was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello (I’d like to acknowledge that of course it was grown by his slaves more than it was grown by him). Sweeter, milder, heavily crinkled blue-green strap leaves impart excellent flavor. This by far is our favorite type of kale for soups, sauteing, and for anything requiring a hardier green. We know you’ll like it for its flavor, and for the ease of growing.
SEED COUNT: 50 seeds
Planting instructions: Sow seeds ¼” deep about 12-18” apart in early spring and again in midsummer for a fall harvest. In hotter climates refer to your state school agricultural guide for planting dates. Harvest when leaves are at least 6-8” long.
Sun: Full Sun Germination (days till sprouts appear): 10-21 days Life Cycle: Annual Days to maturity: 65- 80 Spacing: 12-18" Height: 24-36”