Kale

Kale 'Cavolo of Tuscany'

Kale - Kale  'Cavolo of Tuscany'

Common Name: Kale
Genus: Kale
Cultivar: 'Cavolo of Tuscany'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 1.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 20.0 cm
Harvest: September to December
Months to Sow Inside: April to June
Months to Sow Ouside: May to July




Black Tuscan Cabbage is said to make the florentine national dish called 'Ribollita Toscana' - a stew made the day before. Or you can pan-fry it with olive oil pancetta or bacon and garlic. Great in stir fries or just with some melted butter.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow indoors - April to June for earlier crops and plant out 6-8 weeks after sowing.
    Sow outside - May to July when the air temperature is above 10°C
    Sow 1cm deep
    Thin plants to 20cm apart June to August
    Pick young leaves regularly from all plants to encourage more growth.

    Harvest - September to December


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