Lacinato Kale Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 200 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 60-90 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-10 days @ 65-85F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun to partial shade depending on time of year
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Lacinato Kale - Black Beauty
This Italian heirloom kale is widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful, it is an 'open' kale from the early 18th century in Tuscany. It is probably the same variety described in 1885 by the famous French seedhouse Vilmorin-Andrieux as Cavolo Nero or Tuscan Black Palm. It is also known as Nero di Toscana and Dinosaur kale.
Lacinato Kale produces dark blue-green strap-like, heavily savoyed or blistered leaves - 3" wide x 10" long - that look almost black at a distance. Flavor is sweet and mild and enhanced by frost, extremely winter hardy yet this variety is very tolerant of both heat and cold.
Kale is believed to have originated during the Middle Ages from the wild B. oleracea, most likely in western parts of Europe. Kale was listed by Thomas Jefferson as grown at Monticello starting around 1777.
Kale is one of the traditional foundations in minestrone soup. Use in salads, stir-frys and even as kale chips.
Pick the outside leaves while they are tender, and the plant will continue to produce from the inside out. Kale is one of the standard fall and winter garden crops.
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This is a nice variety with great germination and lots of leaves over the summer. Never was bitter.
This Kale grew well even during the hot AZ summer. Has a really good flavor with out being bitter. Produced for a really long time. An excellent leafy green will be a repeat in my garden for years to come.
I love this Kale - it's much more tender than other types and works well to even put on sandwiches. Grows easily and seemed to resist the aphids better than the curly one I got.
This Kale is amazing. I've never seemed to enjoy Kale until I grow this variety from Terroir. Seeds had an extremely high germination rate and produced with abundance. No bitterness at all. We love this in our eggs. Take bacon fat in a skillet and fry a light handful of this Kale. Top with 3 eggs and make them over easy. Enjoy some excellent Kale dippy eggs.