One of the original marketed curly kales that led the nation into a Kale craze. Vates Blue is a hardy, thick leaved, curled Scotch kale that is somewhat heat resistant and slower growing than modern hybrids. Can be sown from early spring through mid summer. Like all kale strains, it thrives when days shorten and temps cool from the 90's into the 80's. Blue Vates will keep the family in kale for the entire growing season.