GB CULTURAL INFO: H/Matures 20/Spacing 12"/
DAYS TO MAT: 280
SEEDS PER PACKET: 20
SOURCE CODE: C
APPROX GERM DAYS: 12-18
PLANTING DEPTH: 1"
WHEN TO PLANT: early Spring
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Needs warmth, water and not too much nitrogen. Plant outdoors on last frost date in coastal and southern areas. In northern climates soak seed overnight and start indoors 4-8 weeks early. Transplant 6" apart in short-season areas or 12" apart in long-season areas. Best to provide a trellis for the vines which can get 10-20 ft long. For the best roots, pick off flowers.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pachyrhizus tuberosus
DESCRIPTION: 10-18 inches tall. Almost any animal that eats any kind of leafy food loves kale. Poultry love it, and the yolks get nice and golden from the vitamin A. Turkeys, goats, rabbits, cows, ducks and pretty much anything but cats will eat kale and thrive - supposed to be one of the secrets of the gypsy horsemen. May be spring planted for summer use. Excels as a fall-winter crop, planted at the end of July to mid-August. This is a lush annual forage crop that is cold tolerant and stays green long into winter.