We were hesitant to add yet another kale to our catalog, (as we are always limited on our Brassica Oleracea seed isolations here at Deep Harvest), but then we tried Baltic Red. Introduced to us by our friends at Adaptive Seeds, this kale checks all the boxes. Beautiful and dark, highly ruffled leaves span the spectrum from green to dark red, with purple veins and stems. Very tender and sweet for a red, frilly kale, and more vigorous than others of its type. Also, this year it fared very well against flea beetle compared to the nearby Lacinato and Red Russian kales. This kale was meet with rave review from both our CSA members and wholesale customers.
Days to Maturity: 30 to baby, 65 to full size
Latin name: Brassica oleracea
Life cycle: Annual
Direct sow or transplant as soon as soil temps are above 45°.
Seeding depth: ¼”. Seeding rate for baby leaf: 3-4 seeds/inch.
If starting indoors, transplant at 12-18”.
Row spacing: 18-30” for full size.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!