- 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.