Premier Kale
'Premier' or 'Early Hanover' kale.

Premier Kale

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Heavy, deep-green leaves; great fresh in salads or on sandwiches as a more nutritional alternative to lettuce. Also good as a cooked green or roasted

65 days — Also known as 'Early Hanover', 'Premier' kale can be planted in early spring and used, when tender and young, fresh in salads or on sandwiches as a more nutritional alternative to lettuce. It is also good as a cooked green or roasted with a little olive oil and salt. 'Premier' kale tends to stand a couple of weeks longer into the summer (does not bolt to seed as fast) than other similar varieties.

Sow again in late summer / early fall for a winter / spring harvest. It is also an excellent choice as a forage crop. For example, our chickens love kale and some fresh greens in the winter are as good for animals as they are for us. Developed by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station as an open pollinated selection out of Dwarf Siberian an introduced in about 1983.[1] Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 250 seeds.
Tender and sweet
I can't say enough about this kale. It is sweet and tender, not too crinkly so it's easy to clean, is plump and juicy, and freezes well. It makes a tasty soup. In my garden, I had no trouble with disease and the only pests that bothered it were slugs. I did have some cabbage worms hatch on these plants, but they decided they didn't like it and crawled over to my cabbages instead. This plant is remarkably hardy; only the first real freeze finally killed it. It never did bolt, even at 95 degrees. It grows very big, so you will want to space them a full two feet apart.
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