Dwarf Blue Curled Kale
Dwarf Blue Curled Kale is a hardy biennial and a real show stopper as an ornamental, but it’s also extremely delicious and high in vitamin A.
Dwarf Blue Kale History
Dwarf Blue Curled Kale is a real show stopper as an ornamental, but it’s also extremely delicious and high in vitamin A. This kale is one of several curled cultivars and is a Borecole Hertiage Variety introduced prior to 1865. Dwarf Blue Kale is officially identified as Brassica oleracea var sabellica and common names may include ‘Dwarf Curlies’ or Scotch Kale.
Planting Dwarf Blue Kale Seeds
Incredibly curled blue-green leaves. Sturdy plants grow 18-24″ tall and will spread 24-30″ wide. Very hardy kale, will overwinter in zone 5 with a little mulch. Kale is a biennial (it take two years to go to flower and complete its life-cycle), but gardeners usually grow them as an annual.
If you’re planting during the cool season, find a spot where your kale will receive full sunshine. If you are planting during the warm season, or in a warmer climate, plant kale in partial shade. Kale enjoys companion plants such as beets, celery, herbs, onions and potatoes, but does not enjoy being planted near beans, strawberries or tomatoes. This guide should provide you with some more information as you plant and grow your kale.
Preserving And Storing Your Kale For Later Use
Sometimes it’s impossible to make your way through all the kale you’ve bought before it begins to wilt. However, through refrigeration and freezing you can extend the life of your kale. When stored properly, kale can remain fresh for around 5 to 7 days. If you need to store kale for longer periods, consider freezing it. Here are some tips on storing fresh kale in the best way that you possibly can.
Cooking With Dwarf Blue Curled Vates Kale
Kale’s somewhat bitter flavor shines when raw, baked, sautéed, or stewed. The stovetop can swiftly make kale using two different cooking methods, steaming and sauteing. Each gives very different taste experiences. If you like a more mild and tender flavor, steam it. If you want crispy edges and browned notes, give the greens a quick saute. Do you want to learn how to make some garlic bacon kale? Click here for more details.
Vitamin A, found in kale, helps in treating and preventing acne because of its anti-inflammatory effects. The retinoid in vitamin A prevents the inflammation of acne and decreases the overproduction of oil in the skin. One cup of kale contains over 100 percent of your required daily intake of vitamin A. You can find out more about the nutritional benefits of kale by clicking on this article.
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