Vegetable Seeds

Up North, MI
September 2, 2013
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


I was disappointed when I couldn't find this stuff under the "Kale" section of, 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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