Ed Hume Seeds

Premier Smooth Leaf Kale

KALE Premier, Smooth Leaf


This smooth leaf kale is hardy and nutritious. Ideal for early or late plantings. Its dark green leaves are thick and slightly scalloped along the edges.Approximately 65 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Sow seeds 6 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart covering with 1/8" fine soil well pressed down. Plant kale again in late July through August for fall and wintercrops.

THINNING AND SPACING: Thin to 18-24 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.

GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Kale grows and tastes best when planted in a sunny location in a moderately moist rich soil during cooler weather. Harvest outer leaves as plant becomes well established, pick younger leaves for fresh use. Harvest latecrops during fall and winter months. A rich source of vitamins and minerals.

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