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Lacinato Kale Seed

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Lacinato Kale Seed

**Product Overview**

Todd's Seeds proudly offers the Lacinato Kale Seed, a distinguished variety also known as Dinosaur Kale, Tuscan Kale, or Black Kale. Lacinato Kale is renowned for its dark blue-green leaves that have a unique, crinkled texture reminiscent of dinosaur skin. This heirloom variety is celebrated for its exceptional flavor, which is more subtle and sweeter than other kale varieties, and its tender texture. It's a versatile and nutritious choice for salads, soups, and sautéed dishes, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Lacinato Kale's resilience to cold weather makes it an excellent choice for extending the gardening season.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for direct sowing in early spring or late summer for a fall harvest.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seeds or plants 12-18 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 5-7 days at temperatures of 45-75°F.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Keep soil consistently moist for best growth.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun to partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** Apply a balanced fertilizer for healthy leaf development.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest outer leaves as needed, allowing the plant to continue producing.

**Health Benefits**

Lacinato Kale is a powerhouse of nutrition:

- **Rich in Nutrients:** High in vitamins A, C, K, and minerals like calcium and iron.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Contains phytonutrients that support overall health.
- **Supports Digestive Health:** The fiber content aids in digestion.
- **Low in Calories:** An excellent addition to a health-conscious diet.

**Culinary Uses**

Lacinato Kale is highly versatile in the kitchen:

- **Salads:** Its tender texture is perfect for raw salads.
- **Cooking:** Great for sautéing, steaming, or adding to soups.
- **Smoothies:** A nutritious addition to green smoothies.
- **Snacks:** Can be baked into kale chips.

**Simple Recipe: Sautéed Lacinato Kale**

A quick and flavorful way to enjoy Lacinato Kale.


- Lacinato Kale, washed and chopped
- Garlic, minced
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Lemon juice or red pepper flakes for extra flavor


1. In a large pan, heat olive oil and sauté garlic until fragrant.
2. Add the kale and cook until wilted and tender.
3. Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice or red pepper flakes.
4. Serve as a delicious and nutritious side dish.

The Lacinato Kale Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for gardeners and chefs who value both the taste and nutritional benefits of their greens. Its unique texture and flavor profile make it a standout ingredient in a wide range of culinary creations.



1 Packet: 5g

1 Gram ~ 250-300 seeds

1 Pound ~ 115,000-150,000 seeds


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