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Kale Cavolo Nero aka Lacinato (35-7)

$3.50 - $31.50

The only kale grown in Italy. Wrinkled dark green (almost black) leaves with a smooth edge. Excellent taste; improves after a frost. Very hardy. Usually lasts until January in my Zone 5 garden; will last all winter in Zone 6b and higher. 60 or so days. Direct seed or transplants anytime after last frost date. Space 10-12 inches. 6 gram pack, approximately 1,500 seeds. Approximately 250-300 seeds per gram.

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The only kale grown in Italy. Wrinkled dark green (almost black) leaves with a smooth edge. Excellent taste; improves after a frost. Very hardy. Usually lasts until January in my Zone 5 garden; will last all winter in Zone 6b and higher. 60 or so days. Direct seed or transplants anytime after last frost date. Space 10-12 inches. 6 gram pack, approximately 1,500 seeds. Approximately 250-300 seeds per gram.

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My favorite green! And this one does not disappoint! Grows quickly and well,
Posted by Tia on 27th Dec 2016

We grew this for 2 years and the second years the old plants went to flower heads, tasting like a broccoli and rapini cross. We blanched them and tossed in garlic oil with lemon juice and served with pasta. My 4 year old daughter ate a large bowl full by herself. Wonderful plants! They need some shade here over the summer, but then we live in central California where it gets to 114 degree F regularly in summer.
Posted by Shannon Robinson on 30th Sep 2014

The flavor was excellent, but I plant kale for Winter use, and this kale just didn't cut it for me. I also was disappointed in the germination. Not enough vigor. Not enough cold hardiness for me to give it another try.
Posted by Jerry Aiello on 27th Mar 2014