Common Kale varieties include Marrow Stem, Thousand Headed, Sukuma Wiki Hybrid, Thousand Headed, Collard Southern Georgia and Collard Mfalme F1.
The DLTP farmers decided to grow the Thousand Headed variety from Royal Seed which:
Is very tall, leafy and inderterminate. This means you can harvest more than once
Matures in 60 days after planting
Has a yield potential of 8 tonnes( 8000kg) per acre
Has very good heat tolerance.
Is light green in colour
For best result particularly high germination and good crop, always use certified seeds. Certified seeds:
Give high yields of good quality
Minimise the likelihood of crop failure
Are resistant to some pests and diseases
They grow fast, strongly and uniformly.
Buy certified seeds from agrovets. Thousand Headed seeds come in pack sizes of 10g, 25g, 50g, 100g, 250g and 500g.It is recommended to grow your seedlings from a nursery or buy from a reputable Seedling Nursery such as Plant Raisers.