Organic Vate's Dwarf Blue Kale - Brassica oleracea | The Living Seed Company LLC

Organic Vate's Dwarf Blue Kale Seeds - Brassica oleracea

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Organic Non-GMO Open Pollinated Vate's Blue Kale Seeds

Tightly curled curves reveal leaves with a deep green color with a hint of blue, thus the name. A compact, hardy plant that can withstand winter temperatures, with some protection.  Overwinters well and is slow to bolt.

Vate's is crisp and tender, when massaged.  A delicious kale, perfect in salads, steamed or sauteed.  Holds well after harvest.

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Annual
  • Sun: Partial- Full
  • Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
  • Direct Sow: When soil is workable
  • Seed Count: 250
  • Days to Maturity: 42-60
  • Plant Size: 12"-16"

Growing Tips:

While seeds are germinating, keep soil evenly moist. Mulch at base. Prefers cool, moist soil. Continual harvest promotes growth. Do successive plantings every 4-5 weeks. Carefully tear back to stem base. 

If starting seeds indoors, it is key that your new starts be hardened off.  This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure. 

  • Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
  • One week minimum is recommended
  • Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
  • Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over. 

Organic Vate's Dwarf Blue Kale - Brassica oleracea