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Kale 'Winterbor'

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

  • 25 plantings
  • 3 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 10 stashed

Winterbor is a variety of Kale which is a member of the Mustard family. Its botanical name is Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Winterbor'. 'Winterbor' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

One of the hardiest kales, overwinters well. Winterbor has finely curled, thick, blue-green leaves. Very good in early spring and late fall. Particularly sweet and juicy after frost (moreso than other kales). Particularly suited for recipes that involve boiling.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Winterbor is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Netherlands is believed to be where Winterbor originates from.

Winterbor Kale is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Winterbor have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Winterbor

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Winterbor is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months. Winterbor needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Winterbor from seed

Aim to sow 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 2.97 inches (7.62 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 13°C / 55°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Winterbor about 49 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Winterbor

Winterbor is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Winterbor

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