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Black Kale Nero Di Toscana [Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia]

Black Kale Nero Di Toscana [Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.


Abholung
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The palm cabbage 'Nero di Toscana' is a biennial, highly aromatic old cabbage specialty from the 18th century. Century with palm-like and very decorative growth. Even then in Roman times, this vitamin-rich variety was very popular, today it is considered domestic Superfood . The sun-loving Palkohl variety has slightly rolled down, dark, blue-green leaves and is still traditionally grown in northern Italy in Tuscany. This high-yielding variety of vegetable cabbage is mild and is reminiscent of broccoli in terms of taste. Does not require frost exposure before harvest. Known in the uses of the palm cabbage is the Portuguese cabbage soup "Caldo verde" and the Tuscan "Ribollita".

General information
Plant family: Brassicaceae
Life Cycle: Biennial
Days to harvest: 110 days
Plant height approx.: 100 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Strong Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-5 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus, rich in nutrients

PH: 6 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 0.5-1 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-22 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 50x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Basil, marigold, marigold, marigold, marigold, rosemary, soy, beans, peas
Unfavorable mixed culture: Kohlrabi, onion, garlic, mustard, radish, radish, other types of cabbage

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
From February after the last frosts, sow directly into the open air. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from January to August.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
From May after the ice saints, sow directly into the frost-free open air. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from April to June.

General
We always recommend pre-culture for cabbage, for this purpose let the seedlings grow in a small bowl up to the first visible cabbage leaves, then pik into the desired container. After peckering, let the seedlings grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
Cabbage plants prefer a sunny location with sufficient water and nutrient-rich, humus-rich loam soil. Prepare the soil for cabbage with deposited animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Harvest the leaves from the outside in to keep growth stable. To prevent the laying of eggs from cabbage flies, we recommend the use of vegetable protection nets. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
The bed in the cabbage plants should never dry out completely, regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture, replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 5-6 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia
English Names: Palm cabbage, Black kale
German names: Palmkohl, Italienischer Kohl, Toskanischer Kohl, Schwarzkohl
Portuguese names: Repolho de palma
Spanish Names: Col de palma
French names: Chou de palm

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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