Sow Lacinato Organic kale seeds in the spring and early summer. A most elegant looking vegetable, the long, dark green leaves shoot from the central stem like ostrich plumes. A stunning addition to the ornamental vegetable garden, it grows 1m (3') tall with deeply blistered, strap-like leaves that are frost hardy, but tender when cooked. Lacinato is often referred to as Dinosaur Kale due to its large size and distinctive, prehistoric look. It is an heirloom descendent of Mediterranean kale. Plant Lacinato Organic kale seeds in your organic vegetable garden and harvest this popular and nutritious superfood from summer to late fall.
Matures in 65 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)We regret that no more of this product will be available for 2021. We hope to offer it again next season.
Kale contains higher levels of beta-carotene than any other green vegetable, and is also high in vitamin C and calcium. Collards are not far behind. All are easy to grow, vigorous, nutritious, resistant to cold, and easy to harvest and prepare. And the greens even get sweeter after frost. They are perfect for juicing and a long-lasting green that stores well, delicious in crunchy salads. Continue reading below for some expert tips on how to grow kale and collards.