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176 – Lacinato Kale

$3.00$12.50

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Dark blue-green lance-shaped savoyed leaves around a foot in length. Traditional Italian variety used for Minestrone soup. Good for bunching. This strain, from breeder Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds, has sturdy leaves that begin growing lower on the stem, increasing the amount of leaves produced.
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
62
~35 days to baby greens

SOWING
Direct seed ~3-4″ apart 1/2″ deep. Thin to ~10″ apart (and eat thinnings!) OR
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost and transplant 10-12″ apart. Recommended to harden off 2-4 days before transplanting.
Last planting should be around end of June for fall crops (zone 5B)

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Partial to full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Well draining soil with high organic matter – fairly pH tolerant

PLANT HEIGHT
~4″ for baby greens
8-10″ for bunching greens

PLANT SPACING
~10″ per plant for bunching kale
2-4″ for baby greens

HARDINESS ZONES
Hardy. Can light tolerate frost.

HARVEST
Bunching greens: harvest outer most leaves for a continual harvest
Baby greens: cut ~1″ above soil for cut and come again greens for 3-5 harvests

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

Makes a delicious, easy salad! Working in batches, cut kale crosswise into very thin slices. Whisk together finely chopped shallots (garlic, or garlic scapes), 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add ~4 tbsp olive oil in a slow stream, whisking until combined well. Toss kale and 1 cup of roughly grated ricotta salata or Asiago in a large bowl with enough dressing to coat well, then season with salt and pepper. from epicurious


Additional Information

Size

S ~ 250 seeds, L ~ 1000 seeds, XL ~ 7000 seeds

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