Premier is a short, “stem-less”, leafy kale with a high leaf to stem ratio.  It establishes rapidly with adequate soil moisture and temperature.  Grazing can begin 80 to 150 days after seeding with mature plants tolerating temperatures down to 10°F.  Premier can produce crude protein levels exceeding 17%.

Planting Rate: April-August (April-June; Mid July-August)
Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
Approximate Seeds per Pound: 144,000
Planting Rate in Pure Stand: 3-5 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture: 1-2 pounds per acre
Fertilizer: Apply 50 pounds N at seeding; P & K according to soil test
pH: Minimum 5.5