Improvement status: Breeding population
Seeds per packet: ~50
Germination tested 12/2022: 94%
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 most eccentric cousin, 'Dazzling Texture', selected by Hank from "off-types" within the 'Dazzling Blue' population. This mix has been selected for diversity in shape and type, with a mix of colors and rumpled crunchy frills. Some of this comes from a partial backcross of early Dazzling Blue "off-types" with 'Purple Peacock' Broccoli and an early side strain of Wild Garden Seeds' Lacinato Rainbow Kale.
We're really grateful to Hank for allowing us to introduce these Dazzling unfinished breeding projects to all of you.
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'!