Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds

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Cold Tolerant

Cold Tolerant

Variety does well at lower temperatures and may even be frost hardy.

Organic Seeds, Plants, & Supplies

Organic Seeds, Plants, & Supplies

For seeds, OG means "organically grown" and signifies seeds harvested from plants grown organically, without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and according to National Organic Program standards.
For supplies, OG signifies products that are approved for use in growing certified organic crops; supplies are listed by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) when noted in the product description.

Ripbor (F1) (OG)

Ripbor (F1) (OG)


Product ID: 242G

Organic kale.

The beautiful, curled green leaves are very similar to Winterbor, but with the added benefit of the lower leaves being slower to turn brown. Organically grown. Avg. 137,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

Backordered until 01/13/15

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242GPacket  $7.10 
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242G250 Seeds  $14.90 
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242G500 Seeds  $24.50 
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242G1,000 Seeds  $46.35 
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242G5,000 Seeds  $195.70 
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242G25,000 Seeds  $855.00 
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242G100,000 Seeds  $3,075.00 
Backordered until 01/13/15

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   55

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Growing Information


CULTURE: Plant approx. 3 months before expected fall frost. Sow 3 seeds every 8", 1/4- 1/2" deep, in rows 18-30" apart. Thin to 1 plant/group. You can also grow kale from transplants, like cabbage. Beginning about 2 months after planting, harvest by clipping individual leaves. For salad mix: In a 2-4" wide band sow 60 seeds/ft. Clip 4- to 5-week-old leaves. Kale and collards are very hardy, will increase in eating quality into late fall and will be harvestable through the winter in most areas. Use row cover in severe climates.
PESTS: They are not as afflicted with pests as are other cole crops like cabbage. Use row covers exclude pests from seedlings. Control cabbage worms with bacillus thuringiensis.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract about 14 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For bunching: 220'/1,000 seeds, 1,550'/oz., 24,000'/lb., at spacing above.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 5,500 plants/oz.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 90,000-150,000 (avg. 112,000).
PACKET: 100 seeds sows 22'.

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