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Salad Mix Component

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A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.

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SiberianKale Seed

3926

Product ID: 3926

Curly green leaves for baby leaf and bunching.

Tender, blue-green leaves with a mildly sweet flavor. The plants are tall, vigorous and high yielding. More tender than the extra curly green varieties but not quite as cold hardy. Pairs well with Red Russian. Avg. 125,400 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

Backordered until 10/28/15

Product Price Quantity
3926Packet  $3.95 
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39261 Ounce  $5.25 
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39261/4 Pound  $8.95 
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39261 Pound  $23.35 
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39265 Pounds  $101.45 
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392625 Pounds  $458.25 
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3926100 Pounds  $1,540.00 
Backordered until 10/28/15

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   25 baby, 50 mature

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Kale



CULTURE: 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.
Direct Seed: Plant from early spring to approximately 3 months before expected fall frost. For bunching, sow 3–4 seeds every 12–18", ½" deep, in rows 18–36" apart. Thin to 1 plant per group. For baby leaf production, sow 60 seeds/ft. in a 2–4" wide band ¼–½" deep.
EARLY SPRING CROP: Use varieties suited to warm season production. Sow 2 seeds per cell in 50- to 72-cell plug flats, 3–4 seeds/in. in 20 row flats, or in outdoor beds ¼" deep. Seedlings should be ready to transplant in 4–6 weeks. If possible keep soil temperature over 75°F (24°C) until germination, then reduce air temperature to about 60°F (16°C). Transplant outdoors 12–18" apart in rows 18-36" apart. Kale prefers cooler growing temperatures, between 55–75°F (13–24°C), optimum being 60–70°F (16–21°C), but will produce good crops under warmer, summer conditions.
FALL CROP: Start seedlings as above in May and transplant to the garden in June–July. To ensure mature heads, seed the crop early in areas where heavy freezes occur early in fall.
WINTER CROP: Successful kale crops can be grown where winters are mild (temperatures rarely below 32°F (0°C)). Transplants can be set out from September to February in these regions.
PESTS AND DISEASE: 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.). Black rot can be seed-borne. We only stock seed lots that have been tested free of black rot in a sample of 30,000 seeds.
NOTE: A disease-free test result means that in the sample tested, the pathogen targeted was not found. It does not guarantee a seed lot to be disease-free. However, no method of seed treatment can positively insure freedom from disease. We are glad to help with specific questions.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract about 14 days if transplanting.
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.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For bunching: 1,000 seeds/220', 1 oz./1,110', 1 lb./24,000'. For baby leaf: 1,000 seeds/16', 1 oz/115', 1 lb./1,840'.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 6,400 plants/oz.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 52,200–167,350 (Avg. 128,900)
PACKET: 100 seeds sows 22'.


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