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Kale
Brassica oleracea 'Dwarf Blue Curled Vates'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea (awl-lur-RAY-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Blue Curled Vates

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawndale, California

Los Angeles, California

Laie, Hawaii

Blair, Nebraska

Columbus, Ohio

York, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 14, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Vates Dwarf, Blue curled Scotch, Dwarf Scotch) - Breeder: Virginia Agric. Exp. Sta. Characteristics: hardy, 1-2' tall dwarf Scotch type kale, produces blue-green, finely curled leaves that may spread out 2'. 1950. Note that there is also a Vates Collard, a different cultivar.

Positive

On Aug 21, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Dwarf Curled Vates has tightly curled blue-green leaves. Matures in 55 days. Likes cool weather and becomes sweeter after first frost.