Kale

Kale 'Nero di Toscana'

Kale - Kale  'Nero di Toscana'

Common Name: Kale
Genus: Kale
Cultivar: 'Nero di Toscana'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant

Height: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Large stately plant with striking, deeply-wrinkled near-black leaves so handsome and architectural they can be used in the flower borders. Kale is one of the easiest brassicas to grow and will stand well into winter. Pick the leaves as young as possible for a tender, richly-flavoured addition to winter cooking.

  • Growing Instructions: Sow direct into drills in a well-prepared seed bed in spring and thin seedlings to 5cm apart as they grow. When they reach about 15cm tall transplant to their final growing site, leaving about 45cm between plants. Keep well-watered and protect from pigeons until established: Tuscan kale can be picked from early autumn onwards. Grow under mesh or fleece in early summer to protect from caterpillars.

  • Sow: April-July

  • Harvest: September-January



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