A diverse population of tasty broadleaf green and purple plants with various leaf edge waves. Its flavor, appearance and ability to be easily stripped from the midrib was selected with chefs’ input. 25 days baby, 55 days full.
The background story: This variety comes from a breeding project led by Adaptive Seeds focused on finding interesting new kale shapes, colors and flavors with winter hardiness. Adaptive Seeds invited Culinary Breeding Network and Portland chef Timothy Wastell to choose traits from a culinary perspective. The result is Simone Broadleaf with a strong agronomic traits, great flavor, unique shapes and qualities important to chefs like stems that can be easily stripped leaving perfect mini leaves. The name is intended to honor all the great Simones out there, from Simone de Beauvoir to Nina Simone. Seed from Adaptive Seeds.
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