Nero di Toscana
Brassica oleracea var. acephala
Palm kale (black kale), is an unusual leaf cabbage which has been for sale since the early 1800s. The sturdy about 50 cm tall plant has long thin, narrow, darkly blue-green leaves with a white nerve along the middle, resembling Savoy leaves. It is used as kale but also whole lightly poached or fried, almost like asparagus. N.d.T. can take some frost (but not all winter) and is really decorative with its dazzling rosette of leaves. It has the highest contents of vitamin A of all kales. A portion contains about 300 seeds.
|Latin name:||Brassica oleracea var. acephala|
|Botanic family:||The Mustard Family - Brassicaceae|
|Sorted by size:||No|
|Days to maturity:||70|