Kale – Nero di Toscana

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Kale is a wonderful crop for the winter vegetable garden. The flavour and texture improve once the frosts have started as its sugars are released by the cold. This variety is very popular for autumn and winter Italian cooking. I love this in a finely chopped topping for crostini, mixed with a few capers and green olives.

 

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Latin NameBrassica oleracea acephala

Sowing Instructions – Outdoors: sow thinly April-September, in a seed bed, 1.5cm (½”) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, moist, fertile soil. Allow 30cm (1′) between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Thin to 45cm (18″) apart. No thinning is necessary if only baby leaves are required. Keep moist. Regular sowings, made every two to three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply. Harvest baby leaves from June. Or sow indoors, March-May, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a tray of compost. Keep warm and moist. A temperature of 15°C (60°F) is ideal. Transplant 5cm (2″) apart to other trays, when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts) before planting out, 45cm (18″) apart, during May-June, into well-cultivated, fertile soil. Harvest mature plants from September to March.

Hints and Tips – Keep netted in winterto stop hungry pigeons.

Number of seeds:- Approx 100

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