Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Biennial
Days to Maturity
58-63 (Spring/Summer), 60-65 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

This variety will keep growing and producing right through the winter in milder areas and can be extremely frost tolerant.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall Transplant, Fall
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

This variety grows well in both heat and cold, and is more heat tolerant than other Kale plants. In mild climates it will continue growing right through the winter.

Outdoor Growing Temp
0°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Kale is pretty hardy and can go into the ground when it is still fairly cold. However it will germinate and grow faster in warmer soil.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)

Kale will be most productive in full sun, though it will tolerate partial shade.

Water
Moderate

Kale must have plenty of water for maximum productivity and best quality.

Feeder
Heavy

Low nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous.

Kale has similar nutritional requirements as cabbage, in that it needs a significant amount of phosphorus and potassium but not a lot of nitrogen.

Early varieties require a higher soil fertility than mid or late-season varieties.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

You can grow a single kale plant in a one gallon pot or groups of plants in larger containers. Make sure that your container has drainage holes. Fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost and water thoroughly. In hot weather you should keep them out of direct sun.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Blue-Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-18.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-16.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Mild and sweet flavor.