100% Open Pollinated
20 pods, Net Wt 1.1g
Sea Kale leaves resemble a thick healthy collard leaf, steam to eat. Good substitute for annual kale and collards. Some blanch by covering with opaque material. Disease and somewhat cabbage moth resistant. High in potassium and vitamin C. Tags: Blue Green, Spring Fall.
Wild crafted along the British coast for its edible leaves and roots for millennia.
How to grow sea kale from seed, division
Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 13 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Direct sow in March or April in seed bed outdoors. Plant out the first summer if vigorous or after last frost the second year. Prefers rich deep sandy loam soil, loosen soil to 2'. May be divided by root cuttings once established. Scarify, remove the round husk that holds the seed for better germination by rolling seeds between two cutting boards, a great kids activity. Needs winter protection in Zone 6 or cooler. Enjoy, a farm favorite. Soil pH 6.6-7.8. Hardiness zones 4-8.
Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 3,015 seeds per ounce. Germination in optimal conditions: 50-65%. Usual seed life 3-4 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.
Planting Depth 1/4–1/2"
Soil Temp. Germ. 65-75˚F
Days to Germ. 12-30 scarify
Plant Spacing 18-24"
Row Spacing 3-4'
Days To Maturity 2 years
Moist Well Drained