A unique series of ornamental kales for the garden landscape and combination planters. Compact, dwarf plants with uniform, round shaped, solid heads and slightly waved leaves. Heads begin to show colors on the central leaves when the air temperature regularly drops below 55 - 60º F. Plant height 6 - 10 inches.
|V28505 : Pigeon Purple Flowering Kale|
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* M = 1,000
** US prices shown in USD
Plant rows 2’ - 3’ apart with plants 8” - 16” apart. Seeding rate should be approximately 2 to 4 pounds per acre. Preplant fertilizer should be 60 pounds per acre of nitrogen, 0 - 60 pounds of phosphorus, and 0 - 200 pounds of potassium per acre depending on soil test results.
Sidedress 30 - 60 pounds of nitrogen after transplants are established. Use crop rotation to help combat disease pressure. Scout fields for disease, mildew, and insects.
Kale can be harvested three ways: whole plant, bunched leaves, or “stripped” leaves. “Stripped” kale is pre-packaged for fresh market in all methods; yellow or damaged leaves must be removed before packing.
Leafy greens can be stored close to 32ºF. At this temperature, they can be held for 10 - 14 days.