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Nero Di Toscana Cabbage Seed

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Intriguing kale/cabbage cross. This striking heirloom Italian leaf-cabbage is also known as Lacinato Kale, Black Palm Cabbage and Dinosaur Kale. Deep-green, heavily savored leaves grow to 24” long and look like a palm tree! Flavorful and so beautiful in the edible landscape. Prefers cool weather and ample, even moisture. Sow seeds or set transplants into rich soil. Time plantings for spring or fall harvest. Seeds can also be sprouted or grown as microgreens. Frost-hardy; flavor improves after a light frost. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-10
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Start indoors 4-6 weeks before planting. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 10”
  • Sow outdoors at last frost for spring, in late August for fall harvesting
  • Seed spacing: 10”
  • Seed depth: ¼”, no deeper
  • Produce size: Leaves up to 24”
  • Yield: 1 head per plant
  • Mature plant height: Up to 24”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: Early 1800s; of Italian origin

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