This type of kale may also be known as Curley, Black, Dinosaur, Black Cabbage, Lacinato Kale, Black Tuscan Palm Tree Kale, or Cavolo Nero.
A most elegant looking HEIRLOOM vegetable, the long, dark green leaves shoot from the central stem like ostrich plumes. A stunning addition to the ornamental vegetable garden, it grows 1m (3′) tall with deeply blistered, strap-like leaves that are frost hardy, but tender when cooked. Lacinato is often referred to as Dinosaur Kale due to its large size and distinctive, prehistoric look. It is an old descendent of Mediterranean kale. Harvest this popular and nutritious super-food from summer to late fall.