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Tronchuda Kale (250 seeds) (KA107) $2.75

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Tronchuda Kale

         
 
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(Couve Tonchuda) or Portuguese Kale. A bit more heat tolerant than other kales, for a longer harvest period on either end of winter season. Leaves are large, flat, rounded, similar to collard, but very large and with very prominent white veins, earning some strains a variety name of “costata,” meaning “ribbed.” The leaves are more succulent, and the flavor is more cabbage-like than other kales. The fleshy stems or petioles are enjoyed as well. Definitely an exciting addition to an already illustrious group!
 
Tronchuda Kale
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

86.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Snuzy
Location:
Nashville, TN, United States
Date:
November 5, 2018
          4.0
 
Warm weather kale
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Tender, mellow flavor!

What are the cons? Not cold tolerant

Review:

Love this kale & wish I'd discovered it sooner. Even large leaves taste mild & very tender. This kale is ideal for warmer climates. Use a summer row cover to protect it from moths & flea beetles. Made a mistake by planting as a fall crop the first year but was smarter & planted it mid-spring & it coasted through the hot Nashville summer well. It even grows well in partial shade here. Great veggie for wrapping up salads or use it for stuffed cabbage rolls. Smaller leaves great in salad or cut into chiffanade--stir fry or enjoy raw.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Papi
Location:
Mansfield, MO, United States
Date:
July 18, 2018
          5.0
 
Thank you
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Gluten Free Burrito Rap

What are the cons? Harliquen bug & Cabbage worm

Review:

Most Brassica Oleracea family (Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale & Collards) Are known to fight cancer, boost immune system, heal ulcers, and give energy - served raw. Of these, since leaves are the primary food source, Kale is fast food source. Brazillian Trochunda is more tender than most cabbage leaves. Our first taste was at a restaurant in Brasil, finely shredded. We sought the seed and grew it in the sandy soil and heat of Bolivian Jungle. After growing several kale varieties in MO, it is on my top two list along with the darkest green Toscano / Lacinto kale. (Scotch and Curled Kales resist insects but also hide them better.) Trochunda is heat tolerant, stays more tender than other varieties and has a large round flexible leaf that can be used as a gluten free veggie or burrito wrap. Easier than making tortillas. I cover mine with mosquito netting to reduce insect damage. Easiest brassica to grow. Would like to attach photo of burritos. Mmmm.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RobinB
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
January 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Wonderful and longlived
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have four plants in my greenhouse which are now well over a year old and still going strong. They did just fine in the over-100 temperatures last summer, and they don't mind the cold now. Before I realized that these older plants would be just fine, I planted four more back in October. All eight are now thriving even in the low winter light we have here -- they are doing better than anything else in the greenhouse. They look like the Vates Collard that I have, but have a milder taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rosemary
Location:
Kitchener, Ontario zone 5, Canada
Date:
January 2, 2017
          5.0
 
Long lived and productive .
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? a more tender kale variety

What are the cons? attracts cabbage moths

Review:

If you are fortunate to live in a temperate climate, don't uproot this kale plant. In Portugal, I have seen a lone couve plant in a tiny front garden on the corner of a 5 street intersection, lean over the waist high garden wall to lean out about 25 ft over the intersection. The plant was continually harvested from the ground up and the head had about 2 ft of big wavy leaves. the homeowner would dash out into the intersection during low traffic periods to pluck a few leaves to prepare for the family meal. It was delightful to see this pant live and prosper, probably over several years. Do try this strategy if you garden in mild climates. At the very least, it will be a real conversation starter!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dude
Location:
Redding, CA, United States
Date:
October 4, 2016
          3.0
 
Daniel
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? didn't bolt in heat

What are the cons? bitter, slow starter

Review:

I grow my greens in rich homemade compost with added rockdust minerals. Of the 5 greens I grew this summer, these had the most bitter green flavor. The stalks are nice and crisp, full of water and stringy like celery. The leaves get to be huge, and it loses tenderness if you let it get big. Pick constantly, and do not let the plant get mature leaves and stalks for optimum flavor. Slow to start growing, these were the last to mature. Very heat tolerant, grown in zone 9b and did not bolt at all before being yanked up for fall planting in October.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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