Kale, Pentland Brig (Organic)

Brassica oleracea. 25 days baby, 60 days full.

One of the most vigorous oleracea kales. Lightly curled, green leaves are tender and delicious on 2′ tall plants. Excellent kale raab in the spring. Some perennial regeneration. One of the most vigorous oleracea kales. Developed in England from a cross between a curly Scotch kale and Thousand Headed kale. Rarely offered in the US but a standby variety in Europe. We sourced our foundation seed from Chase Organics in England.

Seed produced by Pitchfork & Crow in Lebanon, Oregon.

As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.

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Sow indoors in flats or pots with good potting soil February – September. Transplant into the garden about 3-4 weeks after sprouting. In our area kale can grow through the winter without protection, and survives best when sown in June or early July for this purpose. Alternatively, direct sow March – September.

Collect seeds from 10-50 plants when seedpods have dried down. Cut seedheads, place on tarp, and dance to free them. Collect seeds from pile, winnow to clean.

Isolate from other Brassicas of the same species by ½ mile.

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