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Ethiopian Kale, Ethiopian Mustard, Abyssinian Mustard, African Kale, Highland Kale

Brassica carinata


Ethiopian Kale, Ethiopian Mustard, Abyssinian Mustard, African Kale, Highland Kale
Seed #582
This leafy green in originated in East Africa, Ethiopia. It is also known as Ethiopian kale, Ethiopian mustard, Abyssinian mustard, African kale, and Highland kale. The leaves are mild flavor compared to kale and mustard.
  • Cool season annual
  • Approx. 600-1000 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. Microgreens, 20-25 days for baby leaf, 50-60 days to mature
  • Planting season: Early spring or late summer to early fall
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Cultivation: Prefers mild climate yet are cold hardy and drought resistant. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in early to late spring or late summer to early fall. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Bolting will occur when temperatures and day length increase. For baby leaf, sow seeds in a 2-4” wide band and harvest at desired maturity.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Thin
To
Row
Distance
60-70°F 1/4-1/2" 1" 8-10" 18-24"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: The leafy greens are excellent as baby greens or full size leaves. Prepare as you would kales and mustards, fresh or cooked. Mature leaves are excellent for pickling, cooking and juicing.
 
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