Yes, this purple-stemmed Siberian kale is nutritious and delicious, producing crunchy, crisp leaves with a sweet flavor (made sweeter with frost!) and only a hint of bitterness. Green, slightly blistered leaves have lobed margins and purple petioles and measure 15.5-18.5" long and 5.5-8.5" wide. The variety hails from the Greenpeace Experimental Farm in British Columbia, Canada, a self-sufficient organic farming community formed in 1974 on Denman Island by Jim and Marie Bohlen, co-founders of the Greenpeace environmental organization.
- 40 days from transplant
- From the Collection
- Green blistered leaves with purple stems
- Leaves grow 5.5 to 8.5 inches wide by 15 to 18 inches long
- Developed by the Greenpeace Experimental Farm in Britsh Columbia
- Excellent flavor is enhanced by frost
This variety works for:
Kale can be prepared just like spinach and steamed, blanched, or braised. It is exceptionally good with garlic and can be added to thick and creamy potato, bean, or sausage soups.
Try adding cooked kale to roasted sweet potato dishes or tossing with pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and pancetta in a citrus-vinegar dressing.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Kale is most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest can continue even after snow.
- Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 3-10 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful plant - highly recommend.
Very delicious and easy to grow. These look exactly as the photo.