Siber Frill Kale

Brassica napus

$4.50

100 seeds
Certified Organic
65 days. Breathtakingly gorgeous, lacy and curled, blue-green leaved Siberian kale. Stays tender and increases frill with age, making it suitable for salads that ordinarily call for baby kale. Stems become fairly thick and have a juicy sweetness and satisfying crunch. Bred by Jonathan Spero of Lupine Knoll Farm in Oregon by selecting the frilliest plants over several generations from a napus (Siberian Kale) population originating with Tim Peters. Released under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). LK

Kale tolerates cold weather so it can be started extra early. Start kale seeds indoors 3/1 at 72-85° (can use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-8. Transplant outside 3/27, 12” apart. Or, sow kale seeds directly outside anytime 3/27 – 8/1. If sowing seeds outside, plant 3-4 seeds together in a group ¼ ” deep, spaced 10” between groups. Keep seeds evenly moist until germination. Thin to the strongest plant in each group. For baby kale, broadcast sow seeds 2-3” apart. Protect kale plants from deer, groundhogs, and rabbits which will devour them. Kale plants may be eaten by several different species of caterpillars. If they cause damage, hand remove caterpillars or spray organic BT.