Lacinato kale growing leaf plant variety of Kale also known as Tuscan kale, Dinosaur kale or Tuscan cabbage, Lacinato Kale grow as biennial or perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 9-11 in autumn planting.
Lacinato Kale leaves
Leaves with curly edges the leaves with bumps and remained dinosaur skin, the color of the leaves: green blue, also possible to eat in the summer.
Flower color yellow, the small flowers grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Lacinato Kale growing and care:
Rich soil that’s been well fertilized, Clean Larvae from the leaves
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s possible
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to hot temperature, white butterfly can eat a lot of leaves and cause irreversible damage
Spring / Autumn / Winter
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera)
When it’s start to bloom unless you want the seeds
How to prune:
Prune the beginning of the inflorescence
Size of the plant?
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Unless you want to save the seeds recommend thinning
Pollination is done by:
Bee and butterfly
Grow from seeds
Planting when it’s started to be cold
Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, cold temperature
Spring / Autumn / Winter
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist drained soil
Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Fertilized ground, light shade, regular watering, and cold temperature
Do the seeds require burying?
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Lacinato Kale?
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Lacinato Kale:
Spring / Autumn
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Lacinato Kale?
Put the cutting in water, moist soil shade and vegetative hormones
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim in the base of the leaf
Information about leaves:
Leaves with curly edges the leaves with bumps and remained dinosaur skin, the color of the leaves: Green blue
Uses of Lacinato Kale leaves:
Eaten raw, Salad, Used for cooking
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