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Portuguese

Brassica oleracea capitata
HOW TO GROW KALE

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before last frost. For fall harvest, transplant 13 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Direct seed every 8” in May. Will over winter in zone 7b, becomes sweeter with frost. Harvest from the bottom of the stem up with a quick snap down at the base of the leaves. Dunk in cold water to wash, store at 32˚F.15. Row covers reduce cabbage worms and extend winter harvest. Leaves are frost hardy to about 25–22˚F. Soil pH 6.1-6.5. Hardiness zones 3-9. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 7,000 seeds per ounce. Average 112M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 4 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 55-75˚F
Days to Germ. 5-10
Plant Spacing 12-18”
Row Spacing 24”
Days To Maturity 55–60
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Portugese kale is one of the sweetest and most tender of our kale varieties. The leaves look like large collard leaves but with many white veins, "costata" meaning ribbed. They are delicious finely sliced and briefly cooked. Raw foodies also love this variety because of its tenderness. Portugese Kale may be the hard...
Portugese kale is one of the sweetest and most tender of our kale varieties. The leaves look like large collard leaves but with many white veins, "costata" meaning ribbed. They are delicious finely sliced and briefly cooked. Raw foodies also love this variety because of its tenderness. Portugese Kale may be the hardiest of the cabbage kin. It excels in cold weather, tasting best after frost has kissed the tender. Rounded succulent leaves, and making moderate growth whenever there is even a slight warm spell. Also known as Couve Tonchuda kale for Plumpy Cabbage in Portugese. Tags: Type: European, Color: Green, Specialty: Cool Climate, Heritage: New Listing, Season: Spring Fall Winter.
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Portuguese

Brassica oleracea capitata
Portugese kale is one of the sweetest and most tender of our kale varieties. The leaves look like large collard leaves but with many white veins, "costata" meaning ribbed. They are delicious finely sliced and briefly cooked. Raw foodies also love this variety b...
Portugese kale is one of the sweetest and most tender of our kale varieties. The leaves look like large collard leaves but with many white veins, "costata" meaning ribbed. They are delicious finely sliced and briefly cooked. Raw foodies also love this variety because of its tenderness. Portugese Kale may be the hardiest of the cabbage kin. It excels in cold weather, tasting best after frost has kissed the tender. Rounded succulent leaves, and making moderate growth whenever there is even a slight warm spell. Also known as Couve Tonchuda kale for Plumpy Cabbage in Portugese. Tags: Type: European, Color: Green, Specialty: Cool Climate, Heritage: New Listing, Season: Spring Fall Winter.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW KALE

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 4 weeks before last frost. For fall harvest, transplant 13 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Direct seed every 8” in May. Will over winter in zone 7b, becomes sweeter with frost. Harvest from the bottom of the stem up with a quick snap down at the base of the leaves. Dunk in cold water to wash, store at 32˚F.15. Row covers reduce cabbage worms and extend winter harvest. Leaves are frost hardy to about 25–22˚F. Soil pH 6.1-6.5. Hardiness zones 3-9. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 7,000 seeds per ounce. Average 112M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 4 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 55-75˚F
Days to Germ. 5-10
Plant Spacing 12-18”
Row Spacing 24”
Days To Maturity 55–60
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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