Kale

Kale (Brassica spp.) is a hardy, cool-season biennial that we at AGT are particularly fond of. It is easy to grow and quite tolerant of adverse conditions, though it prefers cold temps to extreme heat. Kale plants, well-tended, will produce an abundance of leafy greens that get sweeter with cold weather. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse containing anti-cancer compounds, and is high in vitamins A, C & K, as well as calcium. Start seeds indoors in winter, or direct sow in spring or autumn. Plants prefer moist, fertile soil and full sun. 

Fizz Kale
Fizz KalePacket: 1 gram, ~150 seeds More info321 available
Originally from Britain, Fizz (Brassica oleracea) is a very unique kale with finely-lobed, soft green leaves. The young leaves are tender and sweet and excellent in salads or stir-fries. Erect growth habit makes for easy harvest. 40 days baby leaf. Biennial. 40 days baby leaf. Biennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
$3.75
Lacinato Kale
Lacinato KalePacket (1 gram, ~200 seeds) More info1676 available
Lacinato (Brassica oleraceae) is the most widely-recognized Kale variety out there, and for good reason. This is a lovely variety (also known as Dinosaur, Black Tuscan, or Toscano) unique in appearance, flavor & texture. A real workhorse, the deeply savoyed leaves with underturned edges on tall, upright stalks make for easy harvesting. We can't grow enough of Lacinato. . . it is in very high demand at our local health food market. This selection comes from breeder Frank Morton, which both we and the Organic Seed Alliance determined to be the best performer in our trials, noted for vigor and pest resistence. The hearty leaves of this kale hold up well to cooking in soups and stews, and make excellent kale chips. 40 days baby leaf, 60 days mature. åÊBiennial. åÊ
$3.75
Red Russian Kale
Red Russian KalePacket: ~350 seeds (1 gram) More info83 available
Red Russian (Brassica napus) is a very hardy kale originally from Siberia. Supple, blue-green leaves on red stems are tasty raw or cooked, and get sweeter in cold temperatures. Red Russian is a market staple and reliable producer. Dependable and delicious. Sow in spring or fall. 40 days baby leaf. 60 days mature. Biennial
$3.75
True Siberian Kale
True Siberian KalePacket (1 gram, ~350 seeds) More info
True Siberian Kale (Brassica napus) has large, frilly green leaves with white midribs and succulent, sweet stems. This is our favorite fresh-eating kale. Extremely cold hardy, this kale will only get sweeter as the temps drop and can be picked through the winter in most climates. Open growth habit and heavy yielding. 40 days baby leaf. Biennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.