Kale, Lacinato

Brassica oleracea
$2.99 to $17.50
SKU: 0623A
  • Organic
  • Deep blue savoyed leaves
  • Leaves grow to 3 inches wide by 18 inches long
  • Best eaten when leaves are 8-10 inches
  • Excellent flavor is enhanced by frost
  • 62 days from transplant
  • ±8,400 seeds/oz

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Kale, Lacinato Description

(aka Dinosaur, Nero di Toscana) Italian kale which reportedly dates back to the 18th century. Blue-green strap-like leaves are 3" wide by 10-18" long with a heavily savoyed texture. Excellent flavor that is enhanced by frost. Best eaten when leaves are small and tender. 62 days from transplant. ±8,400 seeds/oz.

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.