Heirloom Kale Seeds
Harvesting Kale Seeds
Kale is pollinated by bees and can only cross-pollinate with Rutabaga. Carefully dig the whole plant up in fall and store in a cool bed of damp soil over the winter to preserve much of their root system. Then in the spring, replant them back outside. The plant will then regrow and create thousands of small yellow flowers which have a thin pointed pod that holds a few round black seeds. When some pods start to shatter, pull the whole plant and winnow the seeds. Seeds are harvested BIENNIALLY.
Blue Curled Scotch
Use our heirloom kale seeds to grow this delicious, very nutritious, and attractive kale variety. It’s an extremely strong producer—especially in cooler climates. Use Blue Curled Scotch Kale in salads or stir-frys.
Maturity: 60 plus
This Italian heirloom variety dates back to the eighteenth century. Bluegreen strap-like leaves are 3″ wide by 10-18″ long with a heavily savoyed texture. Our heirloom kale seeds produce kale with excellent flavor that is enhanced by frost. Best eaten when leaves are small and tender. Plant out just before the last frost. Kale is most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest can continue even after snow.
Kale has a rightly earned reputation as a nutritional powerhouse. It provides vitamins A, K, C, and B6—plus minerals calcium, potassium, copper, and manganese. It is low in calories and carbohydrates, is high in fiber, and provides valuable antioxidants.
Perhaps because of its reputation for strong nutritional value, kale gets ridiculed for being unappetizing. Nothing could be further from the truth, though, with these heirloom varieties! Cold weather actually enhances their flavor, so those in areas with long winters, cold springs, and brief summers can benefits from these nutritional powerhouses most of the year. Try our heirloom kale seeds to grow kale in your vegetable garden, and preserve a large section of your plantings for seed harvest in the second year by following the instructions above.