Lark’s tongue kale is an old and very tasty German kale variety. The cultivar is actually called ‘Lerchenzungen’. It grows as tall as 2-3 ft. and has slender, elongated, slightly ruffled leaves. Plants are bolt resistant, hardy, easy to grow, contain a lot of vitamin C and are very decorative as well. This uncomplicated cool weather vegetable can be planted in early spring, harvested early as baby kale, and continuing throughout the season up until a hard frost, all though best eaten in spring and fall. It’s a popular choice for companion planting, often grown over potatoes or with tomatoes, as all three crops need lots of nutrients. Prolonged frost improves the taste while summer heat makes for a tougher, less flavorful leaves with decreased sugar content. Harvest leaves from the outside inwards.
Original Seed Source: biodynamic seed grown and developed at MeadowLark Hearth, NB. Grown by Greenblade Farm in St. Ignatius, MT. Certified Organic. Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
30 days (baby kale)/50 (full size)
2 gram packet.