Seed Savers Exchange Kale, Lacinato
(aka Dinosaur, Nero di Toscana) Italian kale which reportedly dates back to the 18th century. Blue-green strap-like leaves are 3" wide by 10-18" long with a heavily savoyed texture. Excellent flavor that is enhanced by frost. Best eaten when leaves are small and tender. 62 days from transplant.
This crop can be direct seeded into the garden 3-5 weeks before the last frost date, or you can start seedlings indoors around the same time. Transplant seedlings out after the danger of frost has passed.
If you want to use this crop or fresh eating harvest the small, young leaves. The outer leaves of the plant can be harvested for cooking greens as the plant grows.