DESCRIPTION: Heirloom from Portugal and the necessary ingredient in Portugese Kale and sausage soup. A smooth-leaved kale very juicy and tender with thick sweet leaves. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea acephala
DAYS TO MATURITY: 50-60
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
SOURCE CODE: C
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-17
WHEN TO PLANT: Early spring or midsummer for fall
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4-1/2"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats very early in Spring for early summer harvest, or 6+ weeks before first fall hard frost for winter harvest. A cabbage, does best in good soil for rapid growth, best with later fertilization. Best to keep moist, but fairly drought tolerant. Likes full sun in spring and fall, some shade during the hottest part of the summer. Shallow cultivate for first few weeks. Harvest-pull tender tops leaves or harvest whole plant.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvests 17/Yields 76-153/Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, tolerates winter cold