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black magic seeds

A new British bred variety of the ever popular Black Tuscan Kale which performs better in our cooler climate with improved cold weather tolerance, colour, leaf shape and higher bolt resistance.

Kale Black Magic

A new British bred variety of the ever popular Black Tuscan Kale which performs better in our cooler climate with improved cold weather tolerance, colour, leaf shape and higher bolt resistance.

Approx 1100 Seeds

Culture
• Kale is a cool-season crop that performs best in spring and fall
• In wet climates, ensure adequate plant spacing to reduce pest and disease issues

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding; subtract 15 days if transplanting.

Brassica oleracea, Acephala Group: Fast becoming known as the “Queen of Greens”, kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. Kale is a true super food rich in carontenoids and flavonids, which are two powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals and are reported to specifically fight against the formation of cancerous cells. One cup of kale has just 36 calories, zero grams of fat, a whopping 684% of RDA of K, 206% of A, and 134% of C vitamins.

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: See Brassica Insect Information below
• Common diseases: Leaf spot, black rot, fungal diseases, mold, mildew, club root
• Disease prevention: Dispose of diseased material, proper crop rotation of 3-4 years, apply Zonix for mildews

Transplanting
• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Work in 1/2 cup of TSC’s Complete fertilizer around each plant
• Start May—July for transplanting June—August for a fall crop

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