With up to 25% protein in its leaves, Bayou Kale is an excellent deer food plot component. Rich in vitamins A, C, and the B group, Bayou Kale has a high feeding value and is equivalent to early spring grass in quality with high crude protein between 16% and 18%. Bayou Kale will grow better in colder weather and has a cold tolerance higher than any other brassica species. A frost will also sweeten the leaves and increase palatability. Bayou Kale is a fantastic follow-up to grass & white clover grazing, allowing animals to continue grazing later into the winter months. Kale can achieve maturity in as little as 90 days and will allow for two crops a year. Winter killed if not pastured closely, Bayou Kale is rich in minerals such as potassium and calcium and will accumulate sulfur over time.