Kale 'Nero Di Toscana' (Brassica Oleracea L.) Vegetable Heirloom

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Kale 'Nero Di Toscana' (Brassica Oleracea L.) - Early, eye-catching heirloom due to its unique look also called 'black palm'. Outstanding plants reach 90cm (35in) tall and form deep green, 10in (25cm) long and 2-3in (5-7cm) wide leaves that have embossed texture. Highly decorative leaves are striking ornamental and are perfect for salads, soups, stir-fried etc. Posses crisp, tender, sweet flavour that gets sweeter after a freeze. Extremely winter hardy and frost tender. Packed with an amazing amount of nutrients. This variety is very popular in Tuscany and central Italy, where it is used for soups and stews. Harvest in 50 days.

Growing: Planting season: year-round in tropical/warm climates; in temperate climates - early spring, starting from transplants four weeks prior the last frost date or direct seeding once the soil can be worked. Fall, sowing seeds two months prior first expected frost for full size and up until frost for baby leaf. Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, with a pH 6-7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Sowing depth: 1/4-1/2in (0.6-1.2cm); Plant spacing: Baby leaf, direct seeding - 60 seeds/ft in 2-4in (5-10cm) bands; Full size - 12-18in (30-45cm). Row spacing: 18-30in (45-76cm) for full size. Sun: full sun/partial shade; Moisture: regular watering to keep the soil moist (not wet). Fertilizing: recommended.

All our seeds are NON-GMO, Untreated, 100% Natural & Fresh, Free From Harsh Chemicals & Destructive Compounds. We carefully select the seeds only from trusted suppliers to meet the highest requirements of quality and pack them in individual hermetically sealed bags for protection against moisture, light, temp. changes and much longer viability.