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Cavolo Nero

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Cavolo Nero Kale     Seeds Bee 

Approximate Seed Quantity: 20

AKA Tuscan Kale. A wonderfully elegant vegetable packed full of vitamins and goodness. Traditionally used to make Ribolita Toscana, a traditional dish of Florence and is also an ingredient in Minestrone. Scrumptious when pan fried in a little olive oil with pancetta or bacon, and garlic. Or, strip the leaf from the mid rib and gently stream, toss with a little olive oil and pine nuts and serve with pasta. Easy to grow and Cold Hardy. Annual. Download sowing guide

  • Sow April to June or in early autumn
  • Lightly cover with fine compost and gently water
  • Cover to retain humidity and remove cover once seedlings emerge
  • Temperature requirement: 18°C plus
  • When large enough to handle transplant to 7cm pots and  gradually harden off and transplant to growing site when all danger of frost has passed.
  • Harvest leaves as required from the bottom and always leave some green growth for continual harvest
  • Remove any flower shoots that appear whilst harvesting but at some point leave some to flower for the pollinators
  • Keep weed free and protect from slugs, snails and cabbage white butterfly