Gusto Italia Kale Cavolo Nero Lacinato Seed
Also known as Dinosaur Kale, this hardy disease resistant Heirloom is popular in Italy. Excellent flavor that improves after a frost. Retains its dark green (nearly black) color when cooked. Adds a peppery taste to salads.
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Product Weight: 2 grams / approximately 550-575 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Slightly sweeter and more delicate than curly kale
Days to Harvest: 30 to 60 days
Days to Seed Germination: 10 to 14 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
Seed Spacing: 1.3 cm (1/2")
Row Spacing: 60 cm (24")
Plant Spacing: 60 cm (24")
Planting Instructions: Sow seed direct into the garden after danger of frost has passed. For an earlier crop, start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
Suggestions: Make several pickings during season for abundant crop before hot weather. Sow again in midsummer for fall crop. A light fall frost makes the pleasant flavor of the leaves even better. Bake them for tasty chips.
Preparation Ideas: A tasty and healthy ingredient in soups and salads.