Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Kale Seeds. Native to Europe and parts of Asia, kale is believed to be one of the oldest descendants of the original wild cabbage. It has been cultivated for millennia. Red Russian, AKA Ragged Jack, is the most cold hardy of the Kale varieties. It was brought to Canada by Russian traders and then made its way into the US in the late 1800s. The 2-3 ft. plants produce beautiful gray-green, oak leaf-shaped leaves with purple veins and stems. In cold weather, the leaves turn entirely reddish purple.
FULL SUN – Kale thrives in cool weather. It can be sown in mid-summer and harvested throughout the fall and early winter. Soil should be deeply spaded before planting and rows should be 12 inches apart. When seedlings are 2 inches high, thin, leaving 8-10 inches between plants. Adding lime to the soil or exposure to frost will sweeten kale. For best flavor harvest after several frosts.
- 200 mg Seed Packet
- Brassica oleracea
- Great cold climate vegetable
- Plant 8-10 inches apart at 1 inch depth
- 10-14 Days to Germination
- Matures in 55 days
- Made in the USA
- CW Exclusive
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.