Cavolo Nero is a leafy type of cabbage that doesn't form round, compact heads, but rather resembles palm fronds, with very dark green, almost black, leaves that can be up to a yard (a meter) long, have pronounced ribs, and whose surfaces have a distinctive ruffled appearance.
It grows best in the spring and fall and can tolerate fall frosts.
Seeds per Packet
Klacinato kale, Dinosaur kale, Black-leaf kale, and Tuscan kale
Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Apart from keeping the soil well hoed and weeded you should remove any discolored lower leaves from the plant to improve the air-flow through the crop and thus minimize pests (aphids) and diseases (molds)
Kale will thrive in any moderately fertile soil with good drainage, organic matter, and a pH range of 5
It needs regular, even watering to avoid bitterness
Kale grows best in cool climates and may survive winter
Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost or seed directly as soon as the soil can be worked
Plant mid-July for fall harvests
Kale Cavolo Nero care
It can easily be propagated by seeds
You can plant kale at any time, from early spring to early summer
If you plant kale late in the summer, you can harvest it from fall until the ground freezes in winter
Plant the seeds half inch deep into well-drained, light soil
After about 2 weeks, thin the seedlings so that they are spaced 8 to 12 inches apart
Full sun to partial shade.
Well-drained sandy soil.
15-35 degree C
Apply any organic fertilizer.
Throughout the winter.
Kale Cavolo Nero uses
Kale has nutritional value and health benefits
Cavolo nero is incredibly versatile and can be boiled, stir-fried, steamed or massaged in dressing and eaten raw
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do kale cavolo nero grow?
On average kale cavolo nero grows 24-30 inches
What color are kale cavolo nero ?
A kale cavolo nero plant bears flowers of color Yellow
How hard is kale cavolo nero to grow?
A kale cavolo nero is Easy to grow.
How much sunlight does a kale cavolo nero need?
A kale cavolo nero prefers Full sun to partial shade.