Fact Sheets And Publications
- Brassica oleracea var. acephala, Kale
- Brassicaceae family
- Sunlight: full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun in spring and fall, but can benefit from light shade during hot weather.
- Soil Conditions: prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter. Needs plentiful, consistent moisture.
- Winterbor (60 days) Blue-green curly leaves.
- Lacinato Heirloom (65-80 days) Known as Dinosaur kale, tall, sweet, mild, blue-green leaves.
- Dwarf Blue Curled Vates Heirloom (55 days) Low, short, curly, blue-green leaves.
Common pests and diseases
- Cabbage looper
- Flea beetle
- Cabbage root maggot
- Harlequin bug
This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.
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