The broad, frilly, purple leaves grow on 60-90 cm tall, upright stalks. Red color on a blue-green background. Great for baby leaf and bunching. Scarlet has great flavour either as baby leaf or mature kale, and the flavour improves after frost. This kale is a must in an organic garden and is highly decorative in salads and stir-fries. Plant Scarlet kale in cow pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost, direct sow in early spring, and in mid-July for a fall crop. Scarlet Kale can grow 60-90 cm high. Boiling kale loses much of the nutritious properties while steaming and microwaving keep more cancer-fighting properties.
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