- Deep blue savoyed leaves
- Leaves grow to 3 inches wide by 18 inches long
- Best eaten when leaves are 8-10 inches
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
Kale, Lacinato Description
This variety is also known as "Nero di Toscana" and "Dinosaur" kale.
Curly leafed cabbages that were grown in ancient Greece are thought to be the ancestors of kale plants. By the Middle Ages kale was one of the most common green vegetables in Europe.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the garden 3-5 weeks before the last frost date, or you can start seedlings indoors around the same time. Transplant seedlings out after the danger of frost has passed.
Space your plants or seeds 14-18 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
If you want to use this crop or fresh eating harvest the small, young leaves. The outer leaves of the plant can be harvested for cooking greens as the plant grows.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.