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Curly kale (Vardura F1) | 1000 Seeds


Vardura F1 curly kale is a high-performing hybrid variety that offers excellent yields, robust growth, and significant nutritional benefits. Its versatility in the kitchen, coupled with its hardiness and resistance to pests and diseases, makes it an ideal choice for both commercial growers and home gardeners.

By following proper growing and care instructions, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of this nutritious leafy green.

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Curly kale (Vardura F1) is a hybrid variety of curly kale known for its vigorous growth, high yield, and excellent nutritional profile.

This type of kale is popular among commercial growers and home gardeners for its hardiness, attractive curly leaves, and versatility in culinary applications.

Product Description:

  • Type: Curly Kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala)
  • Variety: Vardura F1
  • Growth Habit: Upright with densely curled leaves
  • Leaf Color: Deep green

Key Features and Benefits of Curly kale (Vardura F1):

  1. Vigorous Growth:
    • Vardura F1 exhibits robust growth, allowing for multiple harvests throughout the growing season. Its strong growth habit ensures consistent yields.
  2. High Yield:
    • Produces abundant, densely curled leaves that are ideal for fresh markets and culinary use. This variety is known for its high productivity.
  3. Nutritional Value:
    • Kale is renowned for its rich nutritional profile, including high levels of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants, fiber, and calcium. Vardura F1 maintains these health benefits, making it a nutritious addition to any diet.
  4. Pest and Disease Resistance:
    • Shows good resistance to common pests and diseases, which can reduce the need for chemical treatments and increase the reliability of the crop.
  5. Versatility:
    • Suitable for various culinary applications, including salads, smoothies, soups, and as a cooked green. Its attractive curly leaves also make it a popular choice for garnishing and decorative uses.
  6. Hardiness:
    • Tolerant of a range of climatic conditions, including cooler temperatures, making it suitable for both early and late season planting.

Growing Instructions:

  1. Soil Preparation:
    • Kale thrives in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5. Prepare the soil by incorporating organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve fertility and structure.
  2. Sowing:
    • Seeds can be sown directly into the ground or started indoors and transplanted. For direct sowing, plant seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep, spacing them about 12-18 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart. For transplanting, start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date and transplant seedlings outdoors after the danger of frost has passed.
  3. Watering:
    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Kale requires regular watering, especially during dry periods, to maintain steady growth and prevent stress.
  4. Fertilization:
    • Kale benefits from regular feeding. Apply a balanced fertilizer at planting time and side-dress with additional fertilizer as needed throughout the growing season to support continuous leaf production.
  5. Care and Maintenance:
    • Regularly weed the growing area to reduce competition for nutrients and water. Mulching around plants can help conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  6. Harvesting:
    • Begin harvesting the outer leaves when they reach a usable size, leaving the inner leaves to continue growing. Harvesting regularly encourages new growth and extends the productive period of the plants.

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Common Pests: Aphids, cabbage worms, and flea beetles can affect kale. Use organic insecticides, physical barriers, or biological controls to manage these pests.
  • Diseases: Kale can be susceptible to diseases like downy mildew and black rot. Ensure good air circulation, avoid overhead watering, and practice crop rotation to minimize disease risks.
Weight 0.08 kg

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