kale 'Nero di Toscana'

kale or Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Nero di Toscana'

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Buy kale 'Nero di Toscana' kale or Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Nero di Toscana': Handsome, architectural and edible

  • Position: full sun or light dappled shade
  • Soil: well-drained and rich.

    Large, stately plant with striking deeply-wrinkled, near-black leaves so handsome and architectural they can be used in the flower borders. Kale is one of the easiest brassicas to grow and will stand well into winter. Pick the leaves as young as possible for a tender, richly-flavoured addition to winter cooking.

  • Growing Instructions:Sow direct into drills in a well-prepared seed bed in spring and thin seedlings to 5cm apart as they grow. When they reach about 15cm tall, transplant to their final growing site leaving about 45cm between plants. Keep well-watered and protect from pigeons until established: Tuscan kale can be picked from early autumn onwards. Grow under mesh or fleece in early summer to protect from caterpillars.

  • Sow: April-July

  • Harvest: September-January

  • Approximate quantity: 150 seeds

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Easy to grow seeds


Great product that is easy to grow from seeds. I will protect mine in future to protect from caterpillars




I love cavelo nero, and find it useful and delicious.


This is a lovely vegetable. It is beautiful, but is also very easy to grow and if you don't have much space just three or four plants will give you a very decent ongoing harvest that is available through some of those winter months when there is little to pick. White cabbage butterflies love it, and it can be prone to whitefly, but they can protected with enviromesh. Pigeons will decimate it though, if they can get to it.


East Yorkshire


I would definitely buy these seeds again


Easy to germinate and delicious to eat




kale Nero di Toscana

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When do I plant potatoes and other veg? When is the best time to plants potatoes? Also can you advise me what veg I could grow now until March with poly tunnels?

Bets Ingram

You can start chitting your early and maincrop seed potatoes in February, but the best time to plant is in early to mid spring. As for growing vegetables in your polytunnels, you have lots of options. Spinach, kale, and some varieties of lettuce will live through the winter in a polytunnel. Certain kinds of onion work well from an autumn sowing, and you'll get a much earlier crop than if you'd waited until spring. Other possibilities are cabbage, Pak Choy, Chinese cabbage, and most root crops. Leeks, beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips and radishes, can be sown for winter harvest


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