Nash's Green Kale

Nash's Green Kale

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Vigorous and productive green curly type.

Stout, strong plants packed with curly leaves. Sweeter and more tender than Ripbor, with more variability in height. Produces late into the season with minimal leaf yellowing. 

  • Productive
  • Resistant to powdery mildew
  • 24-36" tall
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Brassica oleracea

Culture

Kale and collards are hardy biennials that will overwinter in milder climates, and improve in flavor with the onset of cold weather. They are in the Brassicaceae family, sharing species name Brassica oleracea with cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi.  

Soil Nutrients and Requirements

Kale prefers a fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0–7.5. Consistent moisture will produce the best quality leaves. 

Plant Spacing

12–18"

Row Spacing

18-36"

Harvest

Beginning about 2 months after planting, harvest by clipping individual leaves. Kale is very hardy, and the eating quality will improve into the late fall with light frost. Late summer sown or planted collards can be wintered in cold frames or hoophouses, or in the open in mild regions, to extend the season. Protecting with row covers can extend the harvest period.

Pest Info

Kale is not as afflicted with pests as are other brassica crops, like cabbage. Apply row covers at the time of planting to exclude pests from the crop. Control cabbage worms and loopers with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt.).

Disease Info

Black rot resistant. 

Days to Maturity

Full Size: 55 Days