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Kale 'Nero di Toscana' (Black Tuscan Kale)   

Planted in my root trainer rolls – 2 per pot. Supplemented with 6 plants from a later batch on 27 April and the remaining 11 on 9 May.

This planting has been archived (Other).

Latest Milestone Pruning

Quantity: 5

Plant Kale Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 3312


Care Instructions

Your garden is in partial sun light: plant in a location that enjoys full sun.

Remember to water moderately.

More information about Kale 'Nero di Toscana' (Black Tuscan Kale) is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Kale 'Nero di Toscana' (Black Tuscan Kale) Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

2.0 bunch + 2.0 handful + 21.0 trug + 1.0 bowl

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Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived





Folia Helper

United Kingdom10a

Lucky you!
Between them, the local pigeons and collared doves together with the caterpillars have reduced my Nero di Toscana to bare ribs :-( We did have a few pickings this summer but I really hoped to keep them going overwinter for fresh veg. Looks like I’m going to have to resow and replant ….

Posted on 16 Sep 11 (over 6 years ago)

For some reason, our local pigeons haven’t yet cottoned onto the fact that they can eat kale leaves (or maybe the Oxford pigeon is just a better-mannered breed?). We did get a cover but aren’t using it at the moment. Should the birds change their mind though, at least I have the peace of mind knowing that I can put some protection on quickly.

Caterpillars seemed to concentrate on the kohl rabi leaves but only after the edible stalks were more than swollen enough so I seem to have dodged that bullet as well this year (or perhaps the two make good companions?)

Posted on 16 Sep 11 (over 6 years ago)

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