2021 CROP LOSS
AKA Vates - Pretty blue-green colored finely curled kale which grows only 1' tall and covers nearly a 3' spread. Frost improves its sweetness. High in Vitamin A and calcium. Delicious as babies in mesclun and stir fry. Approx. 55-90 days.
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season. Days to maturity: 50-60 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 68-85ºF.
Cultural information: Sow mid-summer 1 seed per inch ½" deep,
rows 18" apart.
Seed count: 8,900 seeds/oz. or 142,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: ½ oz. per 100 ft. row, 3 lb. per acre.
Diseases and pests: fairly disease free.
Harvesting: cut individual leaves for salad or stir fry.