Kale – Planting From Seed

Q: I want to plant Tuscan kale. I found some seed in Oregon but don’t know if it would do well here.

A: The narrow, bumpy leaves of Tuscan kale make it a distinctive garden edible. Kale is thought to be the first cole crop to be domesticated and may have been cultivated as early as 2000 BC. It is one of the most nutritious vegetables grown. Try delicious kale chips! I don’t think there is any problem planting seed you buy from out of our region but Pike Nursery carries Tuscan kale seed locally.