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Dwarf Essex Rape Seeds

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Cold Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Suitable for all Regions
Dwarf Essex Rape
SKU: KL6-250
Country Of Origin: USA USA
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60 days. Brassica napus. Open Pollinated. Dwarf Essex Rape. This early maturing plant produces excellent yields of kale. It is sweet, tender, and crunchy. Great for use in salads and on sandwiches. It is cooked in the same way as broccoli, boiled, steamed, or stir-fried. Dwarf Essex Rape is an excellent forage crop for livestock and wildlife including deer. Excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and open field production. Heat Tolerant. Drought Tolerant. Cold Tolerant. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 80306.

Seeding Rate: 8-10 lbs. per acre

Lot No: RP-20

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 24 to 48” Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Kale Brassica oleracea - Acephala Group

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2"55 F to 70 F6 to 9 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"24 - 36" 6 to 12"55 - 75 days

Kale is also called Borecole in the United Kingdom. You can harvest Kale between December and April in the south, where it is used as a winter green. Kale is a hardy plant, and does well in very hot weather. It also does well in very cold weather and can be left out in the garden all winter. You can have successive plantings throughout the year. Plant in August for fall and winter harvest. In the South, you can plant as late as October for winter harvest. Kale seeds are usually planted directly in the garden. For spring planting, plant seeds 30 days before the last frost, and 70 days before the first autumn frost for a fall crop. Plants can grow 12 - 18" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro periodically.

Harvest Tips:

You can cut leaves as you need them if you want the plant to produce more leaves, or you can cut the entire plant at ground level.

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