Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale
'Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch' kale.

Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale

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Leaves are finely curled, bluish green, low growing.
Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch

60 days — The leaves of 'Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch' kale are finely curled and as its name implies, bluish-green in color. The plants are low growing, reaching about twelve to fifteen inches tall with a spread of twenty-four to thirty inches. This variety stands well (lasts a long time in the garden) and is hardy.

'Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch' kale was developed as a stabilized selection from 'Dwarf Green Curled' by the Virginia Truck Experiment Station and originally introduced as 'Vates Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch' in 1950. (Read more about "Vates" by clicking on the "Reference Information" tab above.) Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 250 seeds
a real mainstay
In an effort to branch out and try a different kale, I ordered Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch and I'm glad I did. Not only was it beautiful growing next to Russian Red, it became the lush wonder of the garden, giving a tropical look to things. I had to try it before frost and it was tasty. But then after the first frost, we had to eat it every day!!! So tender and delicious, lovely texture....and satisfying. It fed us all winter, never succumbing to the cold. When it started to bud in spring, I snipped them off like miniature broccoli, steamed and scrumptious for weeks, until it was time to till.
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Reviewed by:  from Newberg, OR. on 7/5/2013
Our New "Old Standby"
This kale was without doubt our most outstanding plant in the garden last summer. We direct sowed it in raised beds, and it germinated fine. It was a little slow to take off - even with mild late spring weather, it seemed to just sit for a while. But, once it took off it really produced! We had approximately 10 plants, and even with using it exclusively for greens (sandwiches, salads, cooked) it kept up with my husband and I's use! Air flow is important, we discovered, to prevent aphid infestation late in the season. We planted too densely (3" apart) and ended up having to pull them before I would have liked to due to aphids. This year I'll plant them on 10 inch centers and see how it goes. They probably would have overwintered plenty of greens except that the deer got into them. The stalks, however, are still healthy and beginning to push new growth for early spring munching! The flavor is mild and tender - wonderful in salads, as it's not tough or fibrous at all. It did not get bitter in the warmer summer weather, and stayed nice and crisp through the fall.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Naselle, WA. on 2/13/2016
Fast growing, cold and bug resistant.
Grows fast and tolerates cold. It didn't get many aphids or cabbage loopers when the rest of the plants did.
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Worth, Texas. on 12/14/2017
Love It
This kale was vigorous and gave me a continuous crop all summer. Wasn't bothered by the heat. I used row covers to keep moths off and it made a huge difference. Near 100% germination. Will grow again.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Monroe, CT. on 8/30/2020
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