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Frost-proof, nutritious kale is great for cool weather gardens and containers.
Newbie growers and experienced gardeners alike, rejoice--your new favorite kale is here! Whether you grow on an acre or on a balcony, Prizm’s compact form and wonderfully ruffled leaves perform beautifully in beds or containers. The curly, bright, medium-green leaves look lovely mixed into a pretty container design with edible flowers or planted in neat rows in veggie gardens. Best of all, the nearly stemless stalks re-leaf quickly, providing a continuous kale supply throughout the season. With a slightly nutty flavor, the tender leaves taste delicious fresh but also hold up well when cooked. You’ll love creating healthy smoothies, salads, and meals with Prizm. All-America Selections Winner.
Who knew that something so good for you could be beautiful, too? Purple Kale’s rich color and ornate, ruffled leaves make it a pretty addition to containers and garden beds. Pair it with cool season flowers, like violas, to create an interesting edible landscape. Sweeter and less bitter than traditional green kale, you’ll love how cool weather enhances purple kale’s flavor, texture, and color. Use this tasty, vitamin-packed super food in soups, bowls, salads, and your favorite recipes.
Heirloom. Good looks and great taste combine in Lacinato kale, which makes a striking addition to any garden setting. Dark blue-green to black leaves often have a heavily crinkled texture, which inspires one of its many common names, dinosaur kale. The flattened leaves are perfect for making kale chips. This kale dates to 18th-century Italy, which is why it's also called Tuscan kale. Thomas Jefferson grew it in his garden at Monticello. Kale is a super food, and Lacinato leaves extend excellent health benefits, lowering cholesterol, fighting cancer, and decreasing inflammation. Prepare leaves steamed, sautéed, or roasted. Kale is a classic fall flavor and combines nicely with garlic, peppers, chickpeas, sausage, squash, and apples. A cold-hardy vegetable, kale leaves sweeten after frost. In northern regions, leave a few plants in the garden to harvest after the snow flies.
This pretty blue-green hybrid kale is easy to grow and will keep you supplied for months. Vigorous producer, with leaves growing lushly on compact plants. Cut outer leaves so that center can continue growing. Light frost makes the leaves taste sweeter. Organic varieties are only available at retailers.
Transform your cool-season garden with the stunning colors of flowering kale. This plant brings bold shades of white and purple to the garden's quiet seasons of fall and early winter. In milder zones, plants can look good all winter long. This is an ornamental plant; although the leaves can be eaten, they're really only good for garnish or as a base for such dishes as egg salad or hors d'oeuvres. Once night temperatures stay at or below 50 degrees, count on flowering kale to brighten your vegetable garden, flower bed, or container after about two to four weeks. Space plants 12 to 15 inches apart. Use tighter spacing in colder regions, because plants won't grow as quickly. Use one plant per 8-inch pot; add more plants as needed to fill out larger pots.