Kales, Chard, and Collards

Kales, Chard, and Collards

Tuscan Kale
(Brassica oleracea) Cabbage with curly leaves grown during Roman times is considered to be the ancestor of kale, a popular green vegetable in Europe since before the Middle Ages. Tuscan (or Lacinato) Kale is the traditional kale of Italy with foot long strap like blue green leaves. Prized for its sweet mild flavor, Tuscan Kale was popular in the US by the 1700s and was a listed variety of Jefferson’s gardens. Most/full sun. 2 feet. 50+ seeds
$2.59
kalet
Red Russian Kale
(Brassica oleracea) Cabbage with curly leaves grown during Roman times is considered to be the ancestor of kale, a popular green vegetable in Europe since before the Middle Ages. Red Russian is a flat, open leaved variety that thrives in cool temperatures and is productive in late spring. Red Russian is a variety that became popular in the US in the 1800s – known for its mild relatively sweet flavor. Most/full sun. 2 feet. 50+ seeds
$2.59
kalrr
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
(Beta vulgaris) Native to the Mediterranean region, chard has been grown as a food since the time of the ancient Greeks and well known for its health benefits (it’s very high in vitamin content). Used as “greens”, chard leaves may be harvested young for use as baby greens or later for use in cooking. Productive in spring. Most/full sun. 2 feet. 50+ seeds
$2.59
ch-fg
Rainbow Mix Swiss Chard
(Beta vulgaris) Native to the Mediterranean region, chard has been grown as a food since the time of the ancient Greeks and well known for its health benefits (it’s very high in vitamin content). Used as “greens”, chard leaves may be harvested young for use as baby greens or later for use in cooking. Rainbow Mix produces vividly colored stems in a mix of colors. Productive in spring. Most/full sun. 2 feet. 50+ seeds
$2.59
charm
Champion Collards
(Brassica oleracea) Cabbage with curly leaves grown during Roman times is considered to be the ancestor of kale and its close relative collards. Collards have larger and rounder leaves than kale with a slightly more bitter flavor and are the traditional “greens” of the southeastern United States region. Champion Collards are productive and thrive in the cool weather of spring along with kale and lettuces. Most/full sun. 2 feet. 50+ seeds
$2.59
colch