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Product Number: W276

Nero di Toscana Kale (HEIRLOOM)

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Germ 3-10 days
Italian Heirloom 1885
Also known as Lacinato or Dinosaur Kale, the plant is 3’ tall with dark, meaty, puckered leaves, the color of a blue spruce. Striking ornamental leaves have good flavor harvested young and cooked simply in olive oil. Mature plant has a stronger flavor, which improves after a frost. 30 seeds

PLANTING:

Indoors- 4-6 weeks before last frost, 1/2” deep. Keep well watered and fertilized. Transplant out just before last frost. Start at same time as Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower.

Outdoors- 1/2” deep, 2-4” apart in early spring with soil temperature 55 degrees. Thin seedling to 12-24” apart. Sow another planting in mid/late summer for fall crops.

Harvest- Pick young leaves starting at 8-10” from the middle upward.

Tips- Leaves become very sweet after frost. Use thinning’s or sow a heavy seeded row every 10-14 days for baby greens.

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01/25/2018
OLIVER C.
United States

NERO DI TASCANA KALE

Along with this kale variety, I planted two other varieties of kale. The cook of the house, my lovely wife, demands that I pick only the NERO DI TASCANA variety for our use. The only disadvantage of this variety -- slugs also like it.

JC
01/20/2018
James C.
United States

Good for salad, smoothy, soups

Leaves are narrow and very wrinkly. Small leaves so that is why we give it a 4 stars.

JC
01/20/2018
James C.
United States

Good for salad, smoothy, soups

Leaves are narrow and very wrinkly. Small leaves so that is why we give it a 4 stars.

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02/02/2016
bret clikeman

best kale!

I have been raising it for years. flavor is excellent, Stems strip very easily. In Iowa I can plant early and start picking in mid may on into early December with luck.. Much easier to clean off dirt and they stay cleaner because of the upright habit.

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