Curly kale growing leaf plant variety of Kale also known as Kale, Curly kale annual but sometime grow as biennial plant also used as ornamental plant can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Curly Kale leaves

Leaves color can be: bright green to dark purple or a combination of purple green, sometimes the stems are purple, shape curly and wavy with serrate edges, in hot summer the leaves become bitter

Flower color yellow, the small flowers grow on inflorescence.

Curly Kale for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Curly Kale growing and care:

Ventilated soil, Rich soil that’s been well fertilized, Clean Larvae from the leaves

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to hot temperature, white butterfly can eat a lot of leaves and cause irreversible damage

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera)

Pruning season:
When it’s start to bloom unless you want the seeds

How to prune:
Prune the beginning of the inflorescence

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower:
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Unless you want to save the seeds recommend thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bee and butterfly

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Planting when it’s started to be cold

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, Cold temperature

Sowing season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

Planting spacing:
30-50 cm

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1.5 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist drained soil

Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water

Germination time:
7-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Fertilized ground, light shade, regular watering, and cold temperature

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Depend on the climate, in the warm season the leaves can be bitter, in warm climate autumn to early spring, in colder climate spring to autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim in the base of the leaf

Information about leaves:
The leaves curly and wavy with serrate edges, color: bright green to dark purple or a combination of purple green, sometimes the stems are purple

Uses of Curly Kale leaves:
Eaten raw, Salad, Used for cooking

Scientific name:

Brassica oleracea – Acephala Group

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