Edible ornamental! This attractive open kale can be traced back to 18th century Tuscany. Vigorous 10-18"L x 3-4" strap-shaped, dark blue-green, heavily savoyed leaves. Milder and more tender than many kales. Excellent winter variety in containers or beds. Frost enhances the sweetness and nutritional value. Adds heartiness to soups and stews. Delicious steamed or stir-fried.
*Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. Kale is a true super food rich in carontenoids and flavonids, which are two powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals and are reported to specifically fight against the formation of cancerous cells. It is high is calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.