'Dazzling Contralto' Kale
Improvement status: Breeding population
Seeds per packet: ~50
Germination tested 12/2022: 87%
Life cycle: Biennial
EFN EXCLUSIVE. The original 'Dazzling Blue' is a remarkable kale bred by Hank Keogh of Avoca Seed Farm in Oregon, who worked as a farmer for years with Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds and used some of Frank's work as the basis for continued breeding. 'Dazzling Blue' has taken the seed and culinary worlds by storm, increasingly showing up at markets around the country due to its striking appearance and wonderful flavor.
Now, meet Dazzling Blue's cousin, 'Dazzling Contralto', selected by Hank from "off-types" within the Dazzling Blue population. This lighter cousin of 'Dazzling Blue' has a true green leaf with no blush, resulting in higher contrast. Expect a range of leaf shapes around a theme of true green, adding loft to any salad. Hank regrets not taking a better photo of these, and insists the photo here does not do them justice.
NOTE: We also have 'Dazzling Blue', 'Dazzling Base Note', 'Dazzling Contralto', and 'Dazzling Texture' available all together as a mix, which we are calling the 'Dazzling Symphony'!