Tuscan Lacinato (Nero di Toscana) Kale

60 days. The rustic, pebbled kitchen gardens of Tuscany gave birth to this unique heirloom Kale, AKA Dinosaur Kale, prized for its phenomenal color, size and leaf texture. There is something primeval about Lacinato's statuesque plants: huge, strapping leaves atop tall, sturdy stalks that can reach as high as 3'. This dramatic Kale is prized by Italian cooks, possibly because the heavily savoyed, crinkled leaves grow as long as 18". The leaf color is practically indescribable, but deep grey/blue/green with a silvery sheen comes close. The flavor of Lacinato is tangy and sweet. (OP.)

One packet of about 220 seeds
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  • Ancient Egyptians believed that Kale had magical properties, not the least of which was a cure for hangovers. We cannot guarantee this remedy, but we do know that Kale is easily grown by even the most black-thumbed gardener. Direct-sow or raise transplants in late summer for fall and winter harvest since Kale becomes sweet and tender after being hit by a couple of frosts. This nutrient-packed vegetable grows quickly and is ideal for baby greens, trimmed when young to toss into salads. Or harvest larger leaves a few at a time; the plant will keep producing, over-wintering reliably in many regions. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 3 years.
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Ancient Egyptians believed that Kale had magical properties, not the least of which was a cure for hangovers. We cannot guarantee this remedy, but we do know that Kale is easily grown by even the most black-thumbed gardener. Direct-sow or raise transplants in late summer for fall and winter harvest since Kale becomes sweet and tender after being hit by a couple of frosts. This nutrient-packed vegetable grows quickly and is ideal for baby greens, trimmed when young to toss into salads. Or harvest larger leaves a few at a time; the plant will keep producing, over-wintering reliably in many regions. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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