Ethiopian seeds

Ethiopian Kale

As its name suggests, this biennial cousin of kale (technically, it’s a mustard) is grown as a leafy green in Ethiopia. The leaves have a milder flavour than either kale or mustard, but are rich in nutrients. Read More

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West Coast Seeds ships anywhere in North America. However, we are not able to ship garlic, potatoes, asparagus crowns, bulbs, onion sets, Mason bee cocoons, or nematodes outside of Canada. We regret, we cannot accept returns or damages for orders outside of Canada. The minimum shipping charge to the US is $6.99.

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Brassica carinata. As its name suggests, this biennial cousin of kale (technically, it’s a mustard) is grown as a leafy green in Ethiopia. The leaves have a milder flavour than either kale or mustard, but are rich in nutrients. The flowers are highly attractive to honey bees, and the seeds are a potential source for bio-fuel. The plants are cold hardy and drought resistant. Grow for tasty, nutritious baby greens or full size leaves. The full sized leaves benefit from blanching or stir-frying to become tender and tasty. Plant some Ethiopian kale seeds in containers or raised beds.

Kale Seeds – Ethiopian

Ethiopian Kale Seeds. Brassica carinata. Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, Heirloom. 50 to 60 days to full maturity, 20 to 25 days for baby leaf harvest. Annual. This leafy green in originated in East Africa, Ethiopia. It is also known as Ethiopian kale, Ethiopian mustard, Abyssinian mustard, African kale, and Highland kale. The leaves are mild flavor compared to kale and mustard. Prefers mild climate yet are cold hardy and drought resistant. Approx 8,500 seeds / oz.

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Kale Seeds – Ethiopian

Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in early to late spring or late summer to early fall. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Bolting will occur when temperatures and day length increase. For baby leaf, sow seeds in a 2-4” wide band and harvest at desired maturity. The leafy greens are excellent as baby greens or full size leaves. Prepare as you would kales and mustards, fresh or cooked. Mature leaves are excellent for pickling, cooking and juicing.