Lacinato - Organic Kale

VKE102

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Lacinato Kale is an Italian heirloom traced back to eighteenth century Tuscany. Its 10" leaves are dark grey / blue green and slightly puckered. While it's excellent in containers, it can also be grown in beds, where the flavor is enhanced with frost and cold weather. Plus, its high nutritional value makes it a great choice for healthy eating! 500mg ~ 150 seeds

Plant seeds directly into the garden starting 4-6 weeks before average last frost date continuing until about that date. You can also start seeds indoors 5-7 weeks before transplanting. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 45-80 degrees. Kale is a cool season crop so avoid letting it mature in hot weather. High temperatures slow plant growth and make the leaves tough and bitter. Grow it in the spring, then again in the fall. Frost can improve the flavor of kale.

Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea
Days to Maturity: 50-80
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Days to Sprout: 6-10
Plant Spacing: 12-24"
Row Spacing: 1.5-2'
Light Requirements: Sunny / Partial shade
Plant Height: 24-36"
Life Cycle: Biennial
Frost Hardy: Yes

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Michael Fender

I prefer this kind of Kale because it has less nooks and crannies for bugs to hide in, plus it’s heirloom which is the best path. Thanks for providing such a large volume of variety and the values that drive your mission. Shipped fast too.

Thank you for your kind words, Michael! We're so happy to hear that you appreciate our Lacinato Kale. This seed variety is a customer favorite for its texture and flavor...and, for not hiding cabbage worms as easily!! We're committed to providing the highest quality open-pollinated seeds and we're glad that you've experienced that firsthand.We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.

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Jen Mouton
Great company with lots of selections and viable seeds.

Always happy to support a small business. So glad I found your company. I will be purchasing more seeds from you in the spring.

Thank you, Jen, for your kind words and support of our small business. We're thrilled to have you as a customer and we hope you'll continue to shop with us in the future. Thank you for choosing our seed and for leaving such a positive review.

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jessica vance

Lacinato - Organic Kale

Thank you for rating our Lacinato Kale, Jessica! We love this versatile green too. We value your feedback and appreciate your business.

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Steve Hicks
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I really can’t say anything about these seeds. I haven’t had any germinate yet on two different tries. I don’t think it’s the product, I think it must be operator (me) error. It’s been a horrendous year for me. Can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. Check back with me, I still have some seeds and I haven’t surrendered yet.

Hi Steve, thank you so much for trying our Lacinato Kale seeds. We're sorry to hear that they haven't germinated for you yet and we would love to help troubleshoot the issue. Kale is very cold tolerant, and seeds can be planted 4-6 weeks before average last frost continuing until about that date. For a fall crop, plant mid-late summer. Kale prefers well drained fertile soil high in organic matter. Consistent moisture is important for seed germination.