Kale Italian Lacinato Nero Toscana HEIRLOOM Seeds

Kale Italian Lacinato Nero Toscana HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica oleracea (Acephala group)

Item #0151

62 days. Also known as dinosaur kale, black Tuscan kale, black cabbage, and black palm. Vigorous dark green to black leaves that are traditionally used in soups and stews, or sautéed with olive oil & garlic and tossed with pasta. Delizioso! Planted in the spring, you can harvest the first shoots as tender young salad greens and achieve full-sized plants in two months. See our favorite recipe for Tuscan Kale Pesto on the inside of the packet.

This packet sows two 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
10-14 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing:
18"-24"

Thinning:
When 1" tall, thin to
1 every 10"


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperatures are at least
60°F, or late summer for fall harvest. In mild climates (USDA zone 7 or warmer), also in fall for winter or early spring crop.

When to start inside: 10 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Young leaves can be harvested at any time. Pick outer leaves periodically. Harvest continues until a hard fall frost. In mild climates, mulch plants well to continue harvesting throughout winter.

Artist: Susan Fisher



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