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Cavolo Nero - Black Cabbage / Kale Lacinato

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$5.99 9 Seedlings/bundle

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Cavolo nero is an old Italian variety which looks like a cross between cabbage and kale. It can be used as you would cabbage or kale in salads, stir-frys or boiled.

It is a non-hearting type of kale with long strap-like leaves; it's a hardy winter vege.⁠
⁠It is an amazing source of nutrients and dietary fibre.⁠


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Planting Instructions

  • Rotate brassica (broccoli, kale, cauli etc) crops
  • Add compost and lime to the soil
  • Plant 30cm apart
  • Harvest in 8 to 10 weeks
  • Fold leaves over (once heads start to develop) to protect from sun and prevent frost damage
  • Harvest heads before plant flowers
  • Put excess in freezer

Companion Plants

  • Silverbeet
  • Cauliflower
  • Beetroot
  • Rainbow beet
  • Spring onions

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