Mix of Russian and Siberian kales in shades of green and red.
The flavor of this kale similar to other Russian kales, a bit sharper than Dino Kale or Vates Blue Curled Kale. Plant this variety if you enjoy the flavor of Asian greens, but long for something more substantial and longer lasting in the garden. Makes a great baby leaf for salads.
Kale is a biennial; grow the plants in year one, overwinter the ones you like, and save the seeds in the second year.
Artwork by Marcia Ann Long. This exuberant work, an acrylic painting on canvas, sets this kale mix in the celestial realm.
Hudson Valley Art Packs
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Direct sow kale about a month before last frost. Alternatively, sow under protection 8 weeks earlier, then transplant about a month before last frost. For a young, tender fall crop, sow 3-4 months before first fall frost. Avoid planting at edge of garden, as slugs love kale and will creep in for nightly dining. Harvest a handful of individual outer leaves from each plant; mature plants will be ready for another harvest in a few days.