Lacinato Kale Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #52550-PK-P1
$3.95
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Description

"Dinosaur" leaves, savoyed and flavorful

Days to Maturity: 62 from setting out transplants

Grow the same delectable kale that has been a mainstay of Italian cuisine and international fine dining since the 1700's! Lacinato kale (also known as Dinosaur kale, Tuscan kale, and even Flat Black cabbage) is an heirloom variety that delivers the best tasting leaves you will ever eat, all on vigorous, high-yielding plants that love a little frost.

Even if this kale weren't so delicious, growing the plants would be fun. They're just so bold—the leaves are very long and slender, reaching 2 feet long but just a few inches wide, with a heavily savoyed texture that looks almost bubbled. Depending on the time of year and the temperature, they range from blue-green to darkest forest-green to nearly black.

And these leaves are harvested from underneath, at the base, so that after you've picked a good many, you're left with a plant that looks like a mini palm tree—leading to another of Lacinato kale's many nicknames, Palm Tree kale! Expect to do plenty of harvesting, too, over the long season of this robust plant!

Lacinato kale is prepared just like other varieties. Although it can be eaten raw, it is more frequently blanched and then used in soups, stews, casseroles, and side dishes. It holds up well to reheating, keeping both its color and flavor nicely.

Begin the seeds indoors, transplanting when they have at least 2 sets of true leaves. Space the plants 3 feet apart in sun-soaked, light soil. Frost sweetens the flavor.

Pkt of 100 seeds

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Genus Brassica
Species oleracea
Variety Lacinato
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity 62
Fruit Color Black
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 24 in
Additional Characteristics Edible, Cool Season, Heirloom
Foliage Color Black, Blue Green
Harvest Season Early Winter, Late Fall, Late Winter, Mid Fall, Mid Winter
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor, Winter Interest

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 20, 2015

A Great Kale

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've grown this a couple of winters now. It's a great plant in that it withstands cold just fine (at least Charleston cold): I've planted it in Sept/Oct and it lasts until May. Usually worms/caterpillars are the ruin, but by then I'm nearly tired of it. The leaves are a good size and tender than most kales. So great in salad, sautes and smoothies, haven't tried it in chips since I figured out how to make those. Luckily the leaves last a long time between when they can be harvest and when they must, so a couple plants works for my wife and I harvesting about weekly.

Aron from SC
September 05, 2013

They came through!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

About 3 years ago I was volunteering at a very underfunded, underprivileged elementary school in Newark Nj. I called at least 10 seed companies to ask for a few free seeds and maybe a few booklets on how to garden for the Teachers to show the children where food really comes from. After being a Burpee customer for almost 20 years they blew me off in a NY minute, when I said "donate". Park Seed sent me seeds, gardening books and a note. I distributed everything to Teachers, Parents, students and spread the word to the School Board about the generous donation from Park Seed. From that small gesture Park Seed is our seed company. I sent a note of Thanks to the amazing lady, but I wanted to comment in this box and again say ......THANK YOU.....!

Rosalyn from TX
March 14, 2013

Happy with seeds

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Have grown their seeds before, always happy with it.

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