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
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    History

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


    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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