Greens Kale

The lower outer leaves may be individually picked when kale is small (6 to 8 inches long) and tender. New leaves will then grow. Alternatively, the entire plant may be cut at any time. Frost improves the flavor, and the plant will withstand night freezes. Late summer plantings usually give best results. Kale can be harvested until early winter when severe freezes injure or kill the plants.

Use Storage Method 1. Harvested kale will keep 10 to 14 days.

Nutrition note: 1 cup of chopped, raw kale contains 34 calories and 1.3 grams of fiber and is an excellent source of vitamins C (134% DV) and A (119% DV). Color = green.

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