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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 use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. 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 crop 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. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The palm cabbage Nero di Toscana is a two-year-old cabbage variety from the 18th century with a palm-like and very decorative growth and a mild, very good taste reminiscent of broccoli. Highly aromatic old kale specialty. The leaves are harvested one at a time from below and tolerate light frosts. It finds its cultural origin in northern Italy. Even today, the plant is mainly cultivated in Tuscany and historically it was particularly popular in Roman times.

General information
Plant family: Brassicaceae
Lifecycle: Biennial
Culture duration: 150 days
Plant hight approx: 60 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until 0°C
Location: Sunny 
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1 cm
Best germination temperature: 15-18°C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 50x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: 
Unfavorable mix culture: Potatoes, garlic, cabbage, onions

Planting information

Other names
Latin botanical names: brassica oleracea var. palmifolia
English names: palm cabbage
German names: Palmkohl
Portuguese names: repolho de palma
Spanish names: col de palma
French names: chou de palme

Rich in vitamin C, vitamin B and fiber

Potent germination capacity: 5-6 year

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