Variety: Lacinato Kale

Variety Overview

Lacinato kale goes by many names, including Tuscan kale, dinosaur kale and black kale, from its Italian name "cavolo nero." It has long, dark green, highly textured leaves with a tangy cabbage flavor.


  • Kale
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Long, slender, highly textured dark green leaves on substantial stalks

  • Tangy cabbage flavor with a slightly sweet aftertaste

  • Leaves can grow 2-3 feet long

  • Dark green or dark blue-green

  • Long, slender, narrow, highly textured leaves

  • Yes
  • Late fall through spring

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