Kale 'Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch'

Brassica oleracea

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 Scotch

Category:

Vegetables

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Longmont, Colorado

Wayne, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 8, 2008, CurtisJones from Broomfield, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: Dwarf Blue Curled Kale (Scotch) is extremely hardy and will overwinter in all but the coldest climates. Like most "greens", it grows best in cool weather but will also withstand some heat. We like it as a fall crop, because kale always tastes sweeter after a little kiss from frost. But, you can grow it at almost any time of year to pick the young leaves for salads, or larger leaves for soups, stir-fries, and casseroles. Crop time is 55 days to mature plants which are 2' tall with bluish-green curly, frilly leaves.

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On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Uniform, low-growing plants are 12-15" tall with a 20-35" spread. Stands well and maintains its color. A light frost improves flavor and sweetness. High in vitamin A. 53-65 days from transplant.

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