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Black Magic Kale

Dark-leafed, cold-hardy kale; perfect for kale chips

Black Magic Kale

Dark-leafed, cold-hardy kale; perfect for kale chips

  • Winter-hardy kale
  • Long, narrow, crinkled leaves
  • Rich flavor improves with frost
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Product Description

This head-turning Tuscan variety is the kale of choice for the garden gourmand. Black Magic is a winter-hardy kale with long and narrow, crinkled leaves, so dark green they're almost black! Its rich flavor that only improves with frost. If you're impatient to harvest, go for it--you can use it as a baby leaf kale or wait until its mature stage. This particular variety of kale makes excellent kale chips! Bake with a splash of oil and your favorite spice mix. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in full sunlight in the spring or the fall. 60 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Brassica olerecea 'Cavolo Nero Black Magic'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 2 feet.
  • Spacing: 12 inches apart in rows 12 - 18 inches apart.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 2 feet.
  • Foliage: Unique colors and textures.
  • Depth: 1/2 inch.
  • Germination: 5 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days.
  • Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: None needed.
  • Form: Upright, annual.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 100 seeds per packet.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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