Botanical Interests Nero Toscana Italian Kale Seeds
This Italian heirloom is also known as Dinosaur Kale, Black Tuscan Kale, Black Cabbage, and Black Palm. A hearty, nutritious kale with vigorous dark green to black leaves, it traditionally is used to add rustic flavor to soups, stews, but also blends wonderfully in grain dishes. Try sautéed in olive oil with garlic and tossed with pasta. Deliziosa! If you plant it in the spring, you can harvest the first shoots as tender young salad greens and achieve full-sized plants in two months. But, you must also try growing it in fall, because a little kiss from a fall frost only makes it sweeter! Plants may over winter in mild climates. Rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, C, K, calcium, folic acid, and powerful anti-oxidants. Intense nutrition to fuel the passionate gardener! See recipe inside packet for Tuscan Kale Pesto.
When to plant outside: Early spring when soil temperatures are at least 60 degrees for a late spring/summer crop, in late summer for a fall crop, or (in USDA zone 7 or warmer) you can sow in fall for a winter or very early spring crop. Seed can also be sown in successive plantings every 3 weeks starting in early spring.
When to start inside: 10 weeks before the average last spring frost and transplant outdoors 6-8 weeks later.
Contents: Brassica - oleracea
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.