Kale: Tri-colored Mix
A patriotic mix of Blue Curled Scotch, Red Ursa, and White Ursa Kale in equal parts.
Blue Curled Scotch kale is a genuinely excellent superfood packed with health-promoting properties, including a range of antioxidants. Studies have shown kale to have anti-inflammatory properties and the potential to aid in cancer prevention. In a side-by-side study of different kale varieties, curled kales were shown to have the highest concentration of glucosinolates, which studies have shown to have anti-cancer properties. Aside from an incredible host of health benefits, Blue Curled Scotch kale has a pleasantly sweet and nutty kale flavor and is perfect for kale chips. 55 days.
Red Ursa kale- From Portugal, Germany, and China, kale has made traditional soups and provided people with their staple greens. While Red Ursa is a relatively new addition to the rainbow of kales, its roots run deep. The Red Russian and Siberian kales originate from northern Europe and northern Asia. Some varieties have been traced back to Russian traders migrating to Canada in the late 1800s. Kale is a crop that has evolved and cross-pollinated over the years, and Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed in Corvallis, Oregon, has kept this tradition going with his kale breeding efforts. In the ‘90s, he crossed Siberian Kale with Red Russian Kale to form Red Ursa. In 1997, Red Ursa entered the National Variety trials and was chosen as one of the top five vegetables of the year! This extra frilly version of Red Russian kale with striking dark red to purple stems and rich green leaves. It tastes like kale should, with meaty leaves complemented by a sweet stem. A delight when eaten raw or cooked. 65 days.
White Russian- Sweet, tender, ruffled leaves with excellent frost tolerance.
One of the best-tasting kales we offer. White ribs and blue-green leaves that get sweeter in cold weather. Broad leaves size up well while remaining tender, offering the classic shape of Red Russian kale with a slightly more refined appearance. Great for pairing with Red Russian for an attractive color blend. The leaves are thicker than most kale, which is great for kale chips! 65 days.
Approximate seed count- 250 seeds
Germination rate- 85% 3/23
Approximately 250 seeds