Kale Italian Nero Toscana – Item #4451


Tracing back to the 18th century Tuscany region of Italy, Nero has been appreciated by generations of Italians as a versatile, tasty green. Its large, strap-like, deep green leaves are fantastic in a stir fry and are perfect for dried kale chips.

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Additional information

Weight 5 g
Dimensions 0.25 × 4 × 4.875 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space: 18″ (46cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 5-17 days

Prefers rich, well-drained soil and plenty of water. Grows best in cool weather. In spring, start indoors six weeks before last frost and transplant two weeks before last frost. In fall, direct sow 2″ apart and thin to final spacing two months before first frost.

Harvest only the young leaves at the top of the plant. This will stimulate the plant to produce more leaves for continual harvest.



Additional Information

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea (Acephala group)

Matures In: 60 days

Attributes: 18th century heirloom