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Organic Kale ' Vates Blue Scotch Curled ' NonGmo

Brassica oleracea


Curly kale with dark green leaves for baby leaf or dwarf full size plants.

Short, sturdy plants are prolific when planted in the spring or fall. Curly leaf shape makes this kale perfect for kale chips, raw salads, and soups. Leaves resist yellowing in cold and heat. Overall compact plants show some size variability.


8-12 days. A robust and substantial microgreen. Vates Blue Scotch Curled kale has a mild spinach flavor, making it a great micro or baby salad green. Fast and easy to grow"like most brassicas"this kale is a great choice as a base for any microgreen salad.


  • Excellent baby leaf variety
  • 20-24" tall
  • Open-Pollinated


Plant life cycle: annual

Site: full sun

Days to maturity:55 days

Seed depth: 1/4-1/2"

Plant spacing:12"

Row spacing: 18-36"
Approx seeds per packet : 1/32oz


How to grow:

Days to Maturity: 8-12 days- Microgreen. 30 days- Baby leaves - 55 days-Full size


Direct Seeding Rate:

Baby, 60 seeds/foot in a 2’ band in rows 2-6’ apart.

Full size, 3 seeds every 12”, thin to 1 plant in rows 18-36” apart.

Transplants: 12-18” apart in rows 18-30” apart.



Kale is hardy biennial that will overwinter in milder climates, and improve in flavor with the onset of cold weather.

  • Scotch Kale - Deeply curled and wrinkled leaves. Very hardy.


Kale and Collards thrive in well drained fertile soil high in organic matter, with pH 6.0- 7.5. They can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. A general guideline is 2-3 lbs of 8-16-16 fertilizer over 100 sq ft of garden area two weeks before planting.  If boron is not present in your soils, consider adding 1 Tbs per 100 sq ft.


When to Sow

Days to maturity are from direct seeding, subtract 2 weeks if transplanting. Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked or start transplants 4 weeks before planting date. Plant baby leaf every 4-5 weeks for a continual harvest. Sow fall plantings two months before first expected frost for full size and up until frost for baby leaf.



Harvest full size leaves when desired. Kale flavor sweetens after light frosts. Kale and collards are both very cold hardy, overwintering in most climates to some degree.



Cool leaves in cold water at harvest and store in plastic in fridge. In late fall, cut the heart of the plant and store just above freezing in a plastic bag for a few weeks.


Organic Kale ' Vates Blue Scotch Curled ' NonGmo

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