Brassica oleracea &
Brassica oleracea &
Brassica oleracea &
Brassica oleracea &
Brassica oleracea &

Italian Kale, Dinosaur Kale

Brassica oleracea 'Lacinato'

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  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)

Italian Kale is an heirloom cool season annual with long upright edible basal foliage that is heavily textured and such a dark blue-green that it looks black from a distance.  The foliage is crisp and very tender with mild nutty flavor and  slightly sweet and earthy undertone.  The leaves have the best flavor after the first frost.  Best if grown in rich, consistently moist well-drained loamy soils.   




0.5' - 1.5'


1’ - 1.5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 11


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  A cool seasonal plant best grown in spring or fall.  Potential insect problems include cabbageworms, cabbage loopers, flea beetles, caterpillars, thrips, slugs and aphids. Root maggots may be a problem in some areas. Watch for leaf spots, blackleg, black rot and yellows.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardenEdible Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Dill, Agastache, Sage

IMAGES: Forest & Kim StarrStarr 081031-0376 Brassica oleraceaCC BY 3.0, (2) Frank Vincentz, Kluse - Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia - Ostfriesische Palme 01 iesCC BY-SA 3.0, (3) Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture20170526-AMS-LSC-0329

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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