What we love about planting heirloom kale seeds
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Fast growing
- A cool-season, frost tolerant vegetable
- Great source of vitamin A, folate, and other nutrients
Why heirloom kale is a superfood with benefits
Now that kale is being hailed as a superfood and kale chips are all the rage, it might be time to plant kale in your garden this year!
Heirloom kale is a cool-season vegetable and nutrient-dense Brassica that is easy to produce and harvest in as little as a month after sowing. Start seeds inside four to six weeks before the last frost date, or plant seeds directly after the last frost date. Select a location that drains well and receives partial to full sun. Allow roughly a foot between seedlings to allow older plants to attain their full height potential.
Harvesting the best heirloom kale
Depending on the cultivar, full-grown leaves can be anywhere from 12 to 30 inches long. To assure continuous harvests of this culinary essential, gather a few extra seeds and plan to sow succession plantings every three weeks. Leaves can be picked throughout the season from the same plant, although younger plants provide more decadent leaves. Don't be concerned about chilly spring evenings or frosty fall mornings—heirloom kale is a hardy plant that thrives in colder climates. Kale leaves taste sweeter during cold spells because the plant produces extra sugars to defend itself from freezing. If nothing else is growing in your garden, you can surely count on a kale crop.
Cooking with heirloom kale
Heirloom kale is wonderful cooked in a variety of ways, and there are plenty of ways to prepare this superfood. This is one vegetable that your kids will look forward to eating in soups, salads, stir-fries, and smoothies. There's something for everyone with variations including Lacinato, Red Russian, and Blue Curled Scotch! While heirloom kale is best eaten raw, this Brassica may also be used as a decorative plant. Winter bouquets and arrangements benefit greatly from the deep-hued, curled foliage.
A huge selection of heirloom kale varieties
Kale yeah! Order your heirloom kale seeds now! Eden Brothers sells 10 different heirloom kale seed variants. You don't have to worry about what else you're buying when you buy heirloom kale seeds because they are all non-GMO. Purchase by the packet, pound, or in bulk! For wholesale pricing on large-scale plantings, please contact us.
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting heirloom kale seeds, see the Kale Seeds Planting Guide.