Edible ornamental! 18-36"H leaves are deep gray-green with red stems and veins that turn bright purple in cold weather. Leaves are flat, non-curled with deeply cut margins. Vigorous, cold hardy. Mature leaves are smoother, more tender, milder and sweeter than other kale varieties. Use for baby leaves, bunching, salads and stir-fries.
*Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. Kale is a true super food rich in carontenoids and flavonids, which are two powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals and are reported to specifically fight against the formation of cancerous cells. It is high is calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.