This beloved kale variety is the sweetest of them all. The black and green foliage of this plant is nearly reptilian: deeply hued, rippled, and tough. Despite its rough appearance, it is extremely sweet & tender- a metaphor for the Hudson Valley Seed Company’s old dog, Kale. It was also Kale’s favorite brassica, as it is for gardeners worldwide, who have given it many names: Lacinato, Cavolo Nero, Tuscan Kale, Palm Tree Kale, and Dinosaur Kale. A consistent long season garden companion, Dino Kale will never go extinct as long as you grow it each year. While it isn’t quite as cold hardy as its kale cousins, it usually survives most of the winter under a blanket of row cover and snow. The seed that was sourced for this particular kale variety was selected after trialing several other sources, and was chosen for the hardiness, vigor, and broad leaves. Use mature leaves in salads if marinated in an acidic dressing. The flavor is great in pasta dishes, or alone with garlic and olive oil. Certified organic. Non-GMO, open pollinated seeds. Seed count: 100. Artwork by: Michael Truckpile
Growing: Direct sow Dino Kale about a month before the last frost. Or, sow under protection 8 weeks earlier, then transplant about a month before the last frost. For a young, tender fall crop, so 3-4 months before first fall frost. Avoid planting at edge of garden, as slugs love kale & will creep in for nightly dining. Harvest a handful of individual outer leaves from each plant; mature plants will be ready for another harvest in a few days.
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About the Merchant
THE STORY: The blue-green foliage of this kale is nearly reptilian: deeply hued, rippled, and crinkly. Despite its rough appearance, when cooked, it is extremely sweet and tender. This European kale variety is know world wide for its great flavor and texture by many names: Lacinato, Cavolo Nero, Tuscan Kale, Palm Tree Kale, and Dinosaur Kale. A consistent, long-season garden companion, Dino Kale will never go extinct as long as you grow it each year. THE USE: Use mature leaves in salads if marinated in an acidic dressing. The flavor is great in pasta dishes, or alone with garlic and olive oil.
Hudson Valley Seed Company | Accord, New York, USA | Est. 2004
Hudson Valley Seed Company is committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. A values-driven seed farm celebrating responsible seed production and stewardship from the grounds of their certified organic farm in upstate New York where they produce heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds, paired w/ beautiful garden-themed contemporary art-adorned packaging to stoke your horticultural imagination. We exclusively stock these limited release “Art Packs.”
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