Also known as Lacinato or Tuscan Kale, this lovely Italian heirloom dates back to the 18th century. Sweeter, milder, heavily crinkled blue-green strap leaves impart excellent flavor. Harvest leaves young and enjoy them fresh, blanched, broiled, or braised—a flavorful nutritional bonanza.
Growing tip: Before transplanting, amend your soil with plenty of rich compost, and make sure to water deeply throughout the summer. Brassica plants prefer cool, moist growing conditions.