Kale (Nero di Toscana)
An attractive, dark green leafed kale. It is an excellent winter/ early spring crop for the vegetable kitchen garden when fresh produce is scarce.
Pick the leaves when young and tender to put into a mixed leaf salad to add a peppery taste. Otherwise, begin to harvest after the first frosts for improved flavour.
Kale is a versatile vegetable that can be steamed, boiled and made into soups and stews.
Sow Mar-April undercover in individual modules to plant out in May or sow direct in May-June.
Net to protect from butterflies and keep in full sun or semi-shade.
Kale (Nero di Toscana) seeds
- Sow direct Apr-June into moist well-drained soil or sow in March undercover to plant out in May
- Keep well watered
- Use the young leaves as a salad ingredient for a peppery taste
- Use netting to protect from butterflies
- Height 90cm Spread 60cm
- Likes full sun or semi-shade