Kale (Lacinato)


Kale is considered to be one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods. The rich, tender leaves of Lacinato kale have a softer texture than those of curly green kales. Delicious sautéed, steamed, in soups, or in salads. Kale requires a bit longer cooking time than other leafy greens like spinach or chard.

Kale prefers cooler growing conditions but will produce good crops under warmer conditions as well. Tolerant of hot and cold weather.

Planting Instructions: Plant in fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. Consistent moisture will produce the best quality leaves. Plant 12-18” apart in rows 18-36” apart.

Light Preference: Sun to a little shade.

Harvest: Beginning about 41 days after planting, harvest by clipping one or two individual leaves at the bottom of the stalk. Leaves will continue to grow from the top.