Kale and Collards
Brassica ssp. | Pkt. $3.00 | approx. 150 seeds
Lacinato, Brassica oleracea
30 day baby, 65 days mature. Dark blue-green, strap-leaf kale is ornamental as well as edible. Leaves are heavily blistered, narrow with slightly turned under edges. Makes beautiful bunches for market. Very hardy and tolerates heat and cold.
Red Russian, Brassica napus
25 days baby, 50 days mature. This heirloom kale has sweet, tender young leaves that work great in mid-summer salad mixes. Mature leaves can be bundled up as bunching greens. The gray-green leaves have bright purple stems and toothed margins. Very pretty in the ornamental kitchen garden.
White Russian, Brassica napus
25 days baby, 50days mature. Tender salad kale packed with flavour. White stems and veining stand out beautifully on dark gray-green toothed leaves.Use young leaves for salad and mature leaves for cooking. Best cold tolerance of this group of north European kales.
Brassica napus. A mix of kales that contains every shape and hue you can imagine. This mix started out back in the 80s as a cross between 'Red Russian' and 'Siberian' and Frank Morton has been growing it out every since. Here is the genetic material you need to start selecting kale perfectly adapted to your growing conditions. Fun.
Brassica oleracea (acephala group). 60 days. Tender, warm season greens with great taste. Champion was selected from the popular Vates strain for darker colour, high yield and the ability to stand in the field longer. Long leaves are somewhat rumpled with smooth cabbage like margins. We like to make collard greens and feta cheese strudel for summer lunch in the field.
Blue-green, curly leaves on compact plants. Can be picked at the baby leaf stage for salads or allowed to mature for greens. So nutritious and so tasty. 30 days baby leaf, 50 days full size