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Nero Di Toscana Cabbage (300 seeds) (CB101) $2.50
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Nero Di Toscana Cabbage

         
 
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60 days. This loose-leafed cabbage dates back to the early 1800’s at least. It has beautiful, deep black-green leaves that can be 24” long. They are heavily savoyed. This Italian heirloom is popular in Tuscany and central Italy for making fabulous soups and stews. One of the most beautiful and flavorful types you can grow.

 
Nero Di Toscana Cabbage
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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Nickname:
Laelia
Location:
Florence, SC
Date:
November 17, 2014
          5.0
 
A true Italian Gem with tips
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Taste and versatility

What are the cons? You never plant enough

Review:

I had to put "South Carolina" because it won't let me do otherwise, but I actually live in the Italian Florence, in Tuscany, the land of black kale! A little tip on how we taste it here: either in vegetable zuppa (soup), a dense and savory vegetable broth with a base of onion and garlic and tiny morsels of black kale and varoius winter vegs, many types of beans and eventually cereals, and some good olive oil with toasted bread slices (if you want you can also flavor the broth with parmesan cheese crust, pork rinds or lard); in "farinata", that is the previous zuppa's leftovers in which you add cornmeal like if you wanted to prepare polenta (but with soup in place of water! So yummy) & olive oil; or you can simply have toasted bread rubbed with a garlic clove, and then you add on top lightly saut?ed black kale leaves (young leaves are the best), with just a little bit of olive oil and some black pepper it's a real treat. Don't miss this amazing italian vegetable, it's winter's best ;)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mylifeissweetandsimple
Location:
Jacksonville, FL
Date:
July 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Great crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, Yummy to eat

What are the cons? None

Review:

Seemed to tolerate the Florida heat very well. Started from seed in spring and ate on 7/10. Reminded our family of Kale which we love. We made a beef kinda stir fry. Started with olive oil, added garlic, sweet onions, then the cabbage nero, then the beef, salt, pepper, cooked until all was done and tender. Ate over jasmine rice. It was yummy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
October 25, 2013
          5.0
 
Should be in every garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Dr Seuss Plant

What are the cons? None - Love this plant

Review:

I love this plant for all the reasons the other reviewers listed. Great flavor and texture for a hearty green no matter how you prepare it... and I do everything I can think of with it. Soups and stews, saut?ed, braised in everything from beer to orange juice, baked in casseroles, quiches and frittatas. You name it, we've tried it that way and we've loved it. However, one of my favorite things about this plant is the growth habit. It will just keep getting taller and taller as you take leaves off from the bottom. The more you take off the faster it grows skyward until you have a plant with a long knobby woodsy stalk and a crown of black/green leaves that looks like it came from a Dr. Seuss book. We let them keep going until they fall over (usually between 5ft and 6ft tall). I've even beheaded ones that had flowered thinking they were done only to have them start producing new leaves and continue growing for 2 more feet and 20 or 30 more dinners. Alway keep a few going in your yard!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
McNugget
Location:
Up North, MI
Date:
September 2, 2013
          5.0
 
AKA Lacinto Kale
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great cooked, easy to grow

What are the cons? tastes very "green" when raw

Review:

I was disappointed when I couldn't find this stuff under the "Kale" section of rareseeds.com, but thankfully my gardening addiction kept me up into the wee hours browsing Baker Creek until I found this!Great cooked, not a huge fan raw, but once it's kissed by frost the flavor changes a bit. Fresh it tastes a lot like freshly cut grass smells.Here's a secret: If you're a prepper like me, trying to build your self-reliant, seed-saving garden, especially in a northern climate (Zone 3 here) this variety of cabbage is particularly cold hardy. Mulch it over with straw, and eat it all winter. I grow this alongside Russian (Ragged Jack) Kale and chard, in a semi-perennial garden. Much easier than your typical head cabbage, and much, much more resilient. the texture is great when cooked.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sheila
Location:
Gretna, NE
Date:
August 27, 2013
          5.0
 
Cabbage Nero Di Toscana
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? taste, texture

What are the cons? cabbage worms

Review:

Cabbage worms got some; but it's regrowing well. Excellent flavor stir-fried, in soups, steamed. The bugs ate my large cabbages completely--this iss a great substitute!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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