Kale 'Curly Scarlet'

An excellent tasty kale which is ideal for smaller veg plots, containers or the urban garden. More
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My favourite new dwarf variety. It’s an excellent tasty kale which is ideal for smaller veg plots, containers or the urban garden.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Brassica
Group/Species oleracea var. capitata
Variety Curly Scarlet
Type Edible Crop
Common Name Curly Kale
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March-early August. Can be started under cover (in individual cells or gutters to minimise root disturbance) or sow direct April-July. Regular sowings made every two to three weeks will ensure a continuous supply. Kale are very hardy and grow in poorer soils than other brassicas. They like a sunny spot, on well-drained soil. Keep well-watered. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions before planting out.
Care Tips Grows best on soil which has been manured the previous autumn. Firm the soil well around the plant base to prevent wind rock and keep moist. Protect against cabbage white butterflies. May also be grown in large containers. Apply lime to acidic soils to lessen the risk of clubroot.
Storing Store in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for 6 months.
Harvesting June - October. This will produce it's characteristic frilly leaves for 6 months. Harvest once the leaves get to about 15cm long.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. 

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 working days for despatch.

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Kale 'Curly Scarlet' reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rosie

Sent really fast, great reliable seeds, wonderful crop.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judy

These grew to lovely little plants, but then unfortunately developed some disease and I have lost them all.