TUSCAN KALE Lacinato
Sometimes also known as dinosaur or black palm kale. It has long, narrow, blue green rumpled leaves. An extremely old variety that is quite cold hardy. Its delicious flavor is even better after touched by frost. Very nutritious, it is used in many Italian and gourmet dishes. Approximately 60-90 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Sow seeds 6 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart covering with 1/8" fine soil well pressed down. Plant kale again in late July through August for fall and winter crops.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin to 18-24 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.
GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Kale grows and tastes best when planted in a sunny location in a moderately moist rich soil during cooler weather Harvest outer leaves as plant becomes well established, pick younger leaves for fresh use. Harvest late crops during fall and winter months. A rich source of vitamins and minerals.