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Kale, Smooth German

Kale, Smooth German

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Brassica oleracea

Extremely rare annual kale goes to seed the first season.

This annual kale doesn't need to overwinter to flower and make seeds, making it an exceptional variety for aiding the seed sovereignty of areas where overwintering kale can be difficult. Ketchum grower John Caccia says it has the most delectable flavor of all the kales he's grown, with supremely tender leaves perfect for fresh eating. The elongated spoon-shaped leaves are less jagged than Red Russian, but with a similar delicateness. The variety is one of the rare ones stewarded by members of the Seed Savers Exchange, who are grateful to all who choose to keep it alive.

Seeds grown by John Caccia in Ketchum, Idaho, and Rich Felton in Rawlins, Wyoming.

175 seeds.

Directions: Start indoors and transplant out in spring, or direct seed in spring or later. For a fall crop, start indoors late May & transplant out quickly.

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