Kale (Brassica oleracea)

Cool Season Biennial

Kale is a leafy bush Brassica broadleaf. In England, they grow it on their “poor” land. The root system helps loosen up the top part of the soil profile. Kale has good salinity tolerance, and will help smother weeds. It has good fall frost tolerance and will tolerate shading. Leaves are large and palatable. Drought tolerance is good. Plants are high protein, high relative feed value, and low fibre.

Seeds per pound: 145,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound 3.95


  • Nitrogen scavenger
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing potential


  • Feed values
  • Fall frost tolerant


Being a Brassica, can be a bridge for disease and insect pest for canola. Requires fertile soil.


Good. Palatable, good regrowth.


Fair. Dry down will be an issue.

Mycorrhizal support? No