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Gourmet Kale

Purple Moon

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Gourmet Kale

Purple Moon

EXCLUSIVE – Purple Moon has beautiful frilled & ruffled, deep purple leaves that are loaded with great flavor & super nutrition. The plants ...
EXCLUSIVE – Purple Moon has beautiful frilled & ruffled, deep purple leaves that are loaded with great flavor & super nutrition. The plants germinate and grow vigorously, and can be harvested over a long, productive season. Purple Moon has a mild and nutty flavor that is perfect for fresh salads or quick cooking.
Seed Count: Approx. 395 / Weight: 1.25 gms
$ 3.99
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TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

As soon as ground can be worked in spring, plant in well-drained, fertile garden soil in full sun. Sow groups of 3 seeds each 10-12 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep, in rows 12-18 inches apart. Keep soil evenly moist. When seedlings are 3 inches tall, thin to just 1 seedling per group. Sow again in late summer.

 

TO START INDOORS

Sow seeds 2 in. apart and 1/2 in. deep in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings reach 3 to 4 in. tall, then plant outdoors 10 to 12 in. apart.

 

GROWING NOTES

Kale tastes best in cool weather, so sow spring crops early. A late summer-sown crop will yield through fall and winter except in the coldest climates. Frost actually enhances kale leaf color, flavor and sweetness. Mulch to retain moisture in summer and before the ground freezes to protect the roots of fall crops.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Begin harvesting outer leaves when plants have 6 to 8 leaves. Vitamin-rich kale is delicious with stems removed and leaves cut in very thin strips for fresh salads with nuts and fruit. Braise with garlic and olive oil in traditional Mediterranean style. Enjoy in hearty winter soups, stews and sautés. Pull and discard once plants begin to bloom as flowering plants get tough and bitter.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

March – June
July – August
Full Sun
1/2 inch
Groups 10 – 12 in.
10 – 20 days
Approx. 68 – 70

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

March – June
July – August
Full Sun
1/2 inch
Groups 10 – 12 in.
10 – 20 days
Approx. 68 – 70

Plant In

March – June
July – August

Sun/Shade

Full Sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

Groups 10 – 12 in.

Days To Germinate

10 – 20 days

Days To Harvest

Approx. 68 – 70

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