} Tuscan Black Kale Seeds , A MUST GROW Vegetable

Tuscan Black Kale Seeds , A MUST GROW Vegetable

$ 2.75
SKU P27021S
Lacinato Kale
  1. Highly uniform for full-size production.

    The ultimate Kale variety originating from Tuscany, often referred to as Palm Kale or Black Tuscan Kale. A non-heading variety, the robust plants will produce rich, succulent, tasty, dark green leaves (pick them when they’re young and tender) throughout the harshest winters Black Magic is a well-maintained selection of Toscano kale with long, narrow leaves for attractive and tall, straight bunches. Dark blue-green leaves with beautiful savoy. 

    Cultivation: Prefers full sun in spring and fall, but can benefit from light shade during hot weather. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. For spring crops, start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, and transplant after danger of all frost. For fall crops, direct sow 2-3 months before first frost. Keep soil moist. When plants reach 12" tall, start harvesting the outer leaves, leaving 3 inner layers to support further growth or harvest entire mature plant. For baby leaf production, direct sow 1/4-1/2" deep in a 2-4" wide ban.

  2. Kale prefers a fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0–7.5. Consistent moisture will produce the highest-quality leaves. For baby-leaf production, see the Baby Leaf Brassica Greens culture.
    DAYS TO MATURITYFrom direct seeding; subtract about 14 days for days to maturity from transplant.
    DIRECT SEEDINGPlant from early spring to approximately 3 months before expected fall frost. For bunching: sow 3–4 seeds every 12–18", ½" deep, in rows 18–36" apart. Thin to 1 plant per group.
    EARLY SPRING CROPUse varieties suited to warm-season production. Sow 2 seeds per cell in 50- to 72-cell plug  3–4 seeds/in. in 20-row ; or, in outdoor beds ¼" deep. Seedlings should be ready to transplant in 4–6 weeks. If possible, keep soil temperature over 75°F (24°C) until germination, then reduce air temperature to about 60°F (16°C). Transplant outdoors 12–18" apart in rows 18–36" apart. Kale prefers cooler growing temperatures, between 55–75°F (13–24°C), optimum being 60–70°F (16–21°C), but will produce good crops under warmer, summer conditions.
    FALL CROP:Start seedlings as above in May and transplant to the garden in June–July. To ensure mature heads, seed the crop early in areas where heavy freezes occur early in fall.
    WINTER CROPSuccessful kale crops can be grown where winters are mild and temperatures rarely fall below 32°F (0°C). Transplants can be set out from September to February in these regions.