Brassica oleracea

Long, nutrient-dense, deep green, crinkled leaves that are welcome on the table both raw or cooked.

Harvest method: 

Full Harvest

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Harvest window: 

28 - 49 days

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Best placement in device: 

Any level

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Manganese
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Beta-carotene
TOSCANO KALE OVERVIEW

Lacinato kale - also known as Tuscan or Dino kale, is an Italian heirloom variety known for its striking blue-green color and long, savoyed leaves. Its sweet, nutty flavor intensifies as temperatures dip. One of the more robust and vigorously growing varieties, it’s cold hardy and best as a winter or spring crop and its leaves are more tender and richer in flavor than other varieties.

GROWING AND HARVESTING TIPS

Plant this hardy plant anywhere on your farm. Harvest when most leaves are 3-5" for tender baby leaves, at 6-8" for medium leaves that can stand up to gentle heat, or at 8-10" for large leaves sturdy enough for stir frying and sauteing. Plants left in your farm long enough will form small yellow flowers that are pretty and perfectly delicious both raw and cooked.