Kale Nero di Toscana

approx 400 seeds
NZ$5.35

Details

Cavolo Nero – an Italian classic that has been at the heart of traditional country cooking for generations. Easy to grow and extremely resilient variety with unusual, very dark wrinkled leaves. Versatile and extraordinarily nutritious, it can be used both raw and cooked.

How To Grow

Sow thinly, but firmly, 6mm (¼in) deep. Plant in rows 45cm (18”) apart. Seedlings usually appear in 7-10 days.Thin out to 45cm (18”) apart when seedlings are about 10cm (4”) tall. The crown of the plant can be cut off at ground level to encourage side shoots.

When To Plant

Late Summer to Winter.

Sow

Summer, Autumn, Winter

Soil Type

compost

When

Late Summer to Winter.

Where

In a well prepared garden bed which has already been watered.

How Sow

Sow thinly, but firmly, 6mm (¼in) deep. Plant in rows 45cm (18”) apart. Seedlings usually appear in 7-10 days.

Care

Thin out to 45cm (18”) apart when seedlings are about 10cm (4”) tall. The crown of the plant can be cut off at ground level to encourage side shoots.

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If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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Recipe

Warm Kale & Chickpea Salad

Warm Kale & Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp paprika 
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard 
  • 2 tsp maple syrup 
  • Rind of half a lemon
  • Juice of half a lemon 
  • Juice of half a orange 
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 3 slices of proscuitio roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 
  • ¼ cup chives, finely sliced

Instructions

  1. In a jar combine the lemon rind, lemon juice, orange juice, mustard, paprika, maple syrup, parsley and olive oil. Shake until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a frypan over med-high heat, cook the prosciutto until nearly crispy. Increase heat to high then add kale along with ¼ cup water. Cover with a lid and cook for about 4 minutes or until the kale starts to wilt.
  3. Add the chickpeas and dressing to the pan, toss lightly and cook till warmed through.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of chives.
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