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The Kale Italian Lacinato Nero Toscana, 'Brassica oleraceae (Acephala)', is an Italian Heirloom that is prized by gourmet cooks worldwide. The Italian Lacinato is also known as Dinosaur kale, Black Tuscan Kale, or cavolo nero. This great variety has incredible flavor. It is highly nutritious and quite attractive as an ornamental in the garden. The Nero Toscana Kale dates back to the late 18th century. It is very cold tolerant.Plant in the spring, 4 weeks before the last expected frost or 10 to 12 weeks before first fall frost. Kale tastes best when grown in the fall. The soil needs to be well drained and have lots of organic matter. Kale can be harvested by cutting off the entire plant or by periodically stripping off the lower leaves.
Scientific Name : Brassica oleraceae (Acephala)

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