Black Palm Tree Kale - Packet

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The Italian beauty, Black Palm Tree or Lacinato kale has a reputation. It is not only the best tasting kale for eating, it has extraordinary longevity in the garden. Be sure to have plenty of good recipes on hand, since you’ll be harvesting the narrow strap shaped leaves of Black Palm Tree Kale from early summer through fall. Heirloom | Landreth Original.
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A truly beautiful Italian heirloom that dates back to the early 1800s, Black Palm Tree cabbage is a loose-leafed variety that closely resembles kale. The heads sprout heavily savoyed leaves up to 24 inches in length that are deliciously flavored and work well raw or cooked in a variety of recipes. Very tolerant of cold temperatures, it can actually become more flavorful after enduring a frost. Although the leaves of the Black Palm Tree cabbage can reach 2 feet in length when mature, they can be harvested sooner if desired. Simply pull up from the bottom, rinse in a colander, and enjoy! Or store them in a cool place for later use (36 degrees Fahrenheit for up to a week). Black Palm Tree cabbage is wonderful cooked in soups and stews. Fresh from the garden in all its raw glory, it makes a fantastic salad too. It contains cancer-fighting antioxidants, is a good source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and numerous other nutrients, and it has the fewest calories and least fat of any vegetable. It's helpful as an anti-inflammatory, and is also known for being great for brain, bone, eye, eye, and skin health.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.06 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 385 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea capitata
How To Grow
Start indoors in cooler climates; direct sow possible in warmer climates
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
4-6 inches (seeds); 12-18 inches (transplants)
Row Spacing
18-36 inches
Space After Thinning
12-24 inches
Days To Germinate
5-17 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Additional Information
Landreth's Original, Introduced in 7000BC
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