Tuscan Kalwe

Tuscan Kale

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     Brassica olearacea acephala Open pollinated. Heirloom.
    • 65 days.
    • An ancient variety that some folks call dinosaur kale.  In Tuscany it's known as Cavalo nero or Black Cabbage though it is a true kale.
    • Tuscan Kale grows to 2 feet tall. 
    • Narrow strappy leaves are an exceedingly dark green very textured, tender and delicious. 
    • Dramatic garden plant in the field, containers or on the plate.
    • Planted in late winter for a spring crop or late summer for fall and winter use.
    • In spring it produces succulent  broccoli like sprouts, don't miss these treats.
    • Cold Hardy  plants breeze through temperatures in the 20's.            
    • Originates from the fields of Tuscany where records indicate it was first grown in 600 BC. Appreciated for its distinctive rich and slightly sweet flavor.      

    Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when soil temperature  is between 45° to 85°, optimum 72°. Plant in fertile soil enriched with compost or garden fertilizer 2-3 weeks prior to planting. Sow seed 1/2” deep.  Thin seedlings to stand 12-18” apart. Water heavy during growing season and do not water after first frost in fall. Sow in September for a fall and winter crop. Light frost improves flavor and sweetness.