Kale 'Cavolo of Tuscany'
Common Name: Kale
Cultivar: 'Cavolo of Tuscany'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Tender||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 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