Winterbor Hybrid Kale Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #05733-PK-P1
$5.95
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Description

Frost only improves the flavor

Days to Maturity: 65 from transplant

The brilliant blue-green color of these thick, frilly, marvelously curly leaves make them beautifully ornamental, but don't rule out their flavor. Winterbor is a superb kale for the table, tolerating frost and cold weather better than just about any variety, and delighting with big harvests every time. So whether you're putting in containers with your pansies or growing it in the cool-season vegetable garden, rely on Winterbor.

The flavor of Winterbor intensifies with frost, and if used for ornamental purposes it lasts well into winter in mild climates. As an edible, it is unsurpassed for extra mild, sweet kale tang. The dense, frilly leaves reach 3 feet high and 2 feet wide.

Ideal for spring or fall crops, Winterbor is easy and versatile—not to mention nutritious. For spring crops, start the seeds indoors 2 to 4 weeks before the last scheduled spring frost in your area, transplanting the seedlings as soon as the soil can be worked. For fall crops, start the seeds indoors in late summer or early fall, transplanting when day temperatures are below 80 degrees. For winter crops in warm areas, start seeds indoors in early fall, transplanting well before first frost.

Or seeds may be direct sown as soon as the soil can be worked in early spring, or when temperatures begin to fall in late summer or early fall. If direct sowing, plant seeds in rows about 2 feet apart, thinning the seedlings (which are delicious) to about 15 inches apart.

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Genus Brassica
Species oleracea
Variety Winterbor Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Days to Maturity 65
Fruit Color Blue
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 24 in
Additional Characteristics Edible, Cool Season
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 06, 2018

Very tasty and easy to grow

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Having tried a couple of other varieties of kale, this is my favorite variety for taste. This variety is sooo delicious! It is also easy to grow-- even here in my hot, humid, coastal Southern climate. And boy does this variety of kale grow fast! Last year, I planted 100+ feet of it and had gracious plenty to feed my family of eight and share with my neighbors. It's time to plant my fall garden, and I will certainly be planting lots of kale again.

Terri from GA
February 18, 2014

Tasty salad alternative

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

It grows easily from seed and makes a tasty and healthier alternative to lettuce in salads.

Crazy Colleen from CA
July 07, 2012

Our favorite kale

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Winterbor has been the most productive, best tasting kale for us. It is slightly larger, faster, more tender, and more vigorous for us than Dwarf Blue varieties, and better tasting than Russian varieties. We plant it in early fall here in central Texas, and it produces consistently from late fall until late summer the following year. Six plants provide enough for a good sized kale salad every day.

La Grange from TX

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