Farm Original! Broad, mostly wavy leaves that look like prehistoric progeny of lacinato kale and collards. This is still a mildly diverse population with a few plants bearing smooth, lighter-green leaves. More vigorous and tender than your average Lacinato kale and slightly less savoyed – ideal for farmers who love Lacinato but wish it didn’t take so many leaves to make a substantial bunch. Collacinato Kale has been a passion project of ours, 5 years in the making!
Days to Maturity: 30 to baby, 65 to full size
Latin name: Brassica oleracea
Life cycle for Seed Saving: Biennial
Direct sow or transplant Collacinato Kale 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 purchasing 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!