Redbor Kale (F1 Hybrid 55 Days)
The Redbor Kale has been difficult to find for the past couple of years. It was one of our favorites, so we had to bring it back. The color of the mature leaves are unlike any other kale we offer. Harvest often, regrowth is strong after each cutting. Redbor Kale grows well into late fall when cooler temperatures sweeten the flavor and intensify the leaf color to a rich plum. Capture the beauty of it in your garden or container. Ready for harvest in just 7 weeks.
Germination: 3-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2” deep
Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to the strongest seedling. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of the suggested measurement. Transplant a week or two before the last frost. Space 12-18" apart. Sow in midsummer for fall crops.
Sowing Outdoors: Starting in spring when the soil temperature reaches at least 55ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds every 12-18”. Sow closer to harvest baby greens. Thin to the strongest seedling per space. Sow in midsummer for fall crops. Germination is slower at lower soil temperatures.
Harvest: Pick young leaves starting at 8-10".
Tips: Redbor Kale should be planted into fertile, well-drained soil. Leaves become very sweet after frost. Use thinning’s or sow a heavily seeded row every 10-14 days for baby greens.