PlantsBrassicas→Kale (Brassica oleracea 'Lacinato')

Also sold as:
Tuscan Black
Cavalo Nero
Dinosaur Kale
Black Cabbage
Black Kale
Black Palm
Cavolo Palmizio
Nero di Toscana
Tuscan Black Palm Cabbage
Tuscan Kale

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 5-10 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Thin or plant seedlings 10 inches apart. Full sized plants in 2 months. Sow 1-2 weeks before last frost in Spring or late summer for fall harvest. Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.
Pollinators: Self


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Location: Bullard, TXDate: 2020-05-04
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Date: 2012-10-23
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-19Young plants
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Jan 6, 2014 12:20 PM

Tuscan Black/Lacinato Kale is very attractive in the garden with its dark blue-green leaves, but it's also very delicious. I like to treat kale as a 'cut and come again' crop, trimming off the tender young leaves for eating, which encourages more leaves to form, making a nice bushy plant. As with most kale, this variety is frost hardy.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On March 25, 2020 Transplanted
partial shade
lovesblooms On March 1, 2020 Seeds germinated
from 2/26/20 sowing
lovesblooms On February 26, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors, heat, lights
lovesblooms On February 15, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors; heat/lights
lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 20, 2018 Seeds sown
indoors no heat
lovesblooms On February 22, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
most seedlings damped off
lovesblooms On February 12, 2017 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 4, 2017 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On March 16, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 1, 2016 Seeds sown
BlondieRides On May 1, 2016 Harvested
BlondieRides On March 4, 2016 Obtained plant
Kristine1212 On April 5, 2018 Plant emerged
Kristine1212 On March 24, 2018 Seeds sown
iheartmrf On March 11, 2019 Seeds sown
direct sowed in key hole garden boxes on 03/11/2019
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this, or whats happening? by PamelaLynn77 Sep 11, 2017 12:15 PM 15
Kale Tuscan Black. by Paul2032 Feb 19, 2013 9:49 AM 12

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