Net wt. 1.8g (approx. 340 to 370 seeds)
NEW FOR 2016. Grow the same great kale that has been a mainstay of Italian cuisine for a couple centuries. An old fashioned, open pollinated variety that delivers the best tasting leaves you will ever eat on vigorous, high-yielding plants that are striking ornamental. The leaves are long and slender, reaching nearly 2 feet but just a few inches wide. Unlike northern kales whose leaves are curled this variety has heavily savoyed leaves that look almost bubbled or blistered and are dark forest-green to nearly black. Although this variety can be eaten raw, it is more frequently blanched and then used in soups, stews, casseroles, and side dishes. The earthy, sweet flavor of this kale is the secret to authentic minestrone! Loves a little frost which makes the leaves sweeter. Not as hardy as kales from northern latitudes but like other kales it is extraordinarily nutritious.