Seed Savers Exchange Kale, Delaway
This heirloom kale started in the United States, moved to Ireland, and came back again! It was donated to SSE by Shane Murphy of California, who obtained it from the Irish Seed Savers Association. Charlie Hughes, of County Mayo, Ireland, has grown this variety since the 1930's and gave it to Irish Seed Savers in 1993. Charlie received it from his father Owen, who obtained it from a neighbor who had brought it to Ireland from America.
This crop can be direct seeded into the garden 3-5 weeks before the last frost date, or you can start seedlings indoors around the same time. Transplant seedlings out after the danger of frost has passed.
If you want to use this crop or fresh eating harvest the small, young leaves. The outer leaves of the plant can be harvested for cooking greens as the plant grows.