Approximately 315 seeds per gram. Brassica oleracea Lot# KC27006 Premier Kaleis an extremely vigorous and cold hardy plant that can withstand light frost. Premier is an early variety of Kale that produces high yields of deep green foliage with large scalloped leaves up to a foot long. Leaves are crunchy and flavorful. Used fresh in salads and on sandwiches or cooked. Premier grows from a crown, like parsley or spinach does. The plant is upright and compact, great for in-garden or container planting. This variety stands 3 to 4 weeks longer than other varieties.
You can plant Kale in a couple of different ways; the first method is to plant Kale about 3 weeks before last expected fall frost. Kale is most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest can continue even after snow. Sow 3 seeds every 20 cm (8"), 6 mm-12 mm (¼- ½") deep, 45 cm (18") apart. Space rows 45-76 cm (18-30") apart. Thin to the strongest plant per group. You can also direct sow Kale seeds as soon as the soil is able to be worked in the spring. Lastly, grow Kale from transplants. Start 6-8 weeks before the last frost in the spring and sow 6 mm-12 mm (¼- ½") deep in pots. Transplant after last spring frost and plant 45 cm (18") apart in rows 45-76 cm (18-30") apart.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8..
Planting Depth: Sow Kale at 6 mm-12 mm (¼-½") deep.
Germination: 5-14 days.
Height at Maturity:30-38 cm (12-15") tall. Spread: 30-38 cm (12-15”) across.
Days to Maturity: 55-65 days for maturity.
Watering: 2.5 cm (1") of water a week ensures good growth. The amount of rain that falls during the week affects how much you should water.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Thin to one plant every 45- 61 cm (18-24”). Rows should be 45-76 cm (18-30”) apart.
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated seeds. For baby Kale leaves sow seeds 5-10 cm (2-4") wide along a short row. Sow Premier Kale at approximately 60 seeds per 30 cm (12”). Clip leaves at 4-5 weeks old for baby kale.Kale requires good cultivation; mulch or hoe frequently to keep soil loose and weed-free. For earlier harvest, sow seeds indoors in a sunny spot or under plant lights 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor planting date. This works for both the spring and fall. Avoid planting in garden area where cabbage family was grown the year before. Withstands light frost.