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 10C
    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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