Kale, Smooth German

Brassica napus
$1.80 $2.99
SKU: 0005A P100
  • Organic
  • Smooth green leaves
  • Plants grow to 3-4 feet wide
  • Bolts at 90-120 days
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Donated to SSE by Irene Kemper of Nebraska. Originally brought to the United States by her great grandparents when they emigrated from Germany. Smooth green leaves grow to 3-4' wide. Raw leaves are slightly bitter with a tangy mustard flavor. Cooked leaves are sweet, juicy, and tender. Early to bolt. Annual life cycle is very unusual for a kale, but advantageous for home-seed saving.

Learn to Grow it

Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 3-10 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart

Light: Full Sun



Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Kale is most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest can continue even after snow.