Brassica oleracea, This stunning new blue kale comes from Hank Keogh’s inspiration to backcross a ‘Rainbow Lacinato’ variant with its ‘WGS Lacinato’ ancestor. The result is Hank’s dazzling blue-green savoyed strap leaf with under-turned margins, upright growth, and a striking pink midrib. Eye-catching at the market, and the flavour is “very lacinato.” More winter hardy than any other lacinato-type, as demonstrated in the kale-killing freeze-out of 2013–14. We are getting rave reviews. Nice work, Hank! Farm Original Variety! OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) Pledged Variety.
Kales of this species represent the oldest forms of the cabbage-Brussels sprout-broccoli tribe. Our list focuses on the oldest of the Mediterranean kales, the “black” Italians. These make excellent “broccolini” in early spring.
Approximately 150 Seeds per/pkg.