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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Pioneer Farm
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

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    Kale is a popular leafy green that can be used cooked or in salads. It is also used as an ornamental plant in fall gardens. Historically, coarser types have been used as animal fodder.

    Latin Name

    Brassica oleracea (Acephala)


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Fall
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    History

    George Washington received "kail" seeds from Tobias Lear which had been sent from Glasgow, Scotland in 1794.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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