- Partial Sun to Full Sun (5+ Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 7 - 12
The textured foliage of Dinosaur Kale, or Kale 'Toscano’, gives this heirloom variety a unique look and inspired its name. The large foliage is dark green, has a blistered appearance, and grows on sturdy stems in a rosette formation. This plant is low maintenance and fast growing. Harvest the leaves at any time and use them raw or cooked.
Dinosaur Kale Care
Grow this leafy green in full sun to part shade in rich, well-drained soil. Dinosaur Kale is a cold hardy plant, so it can last into the fall, but wait until after the last frost of the spring to plant it. Space plants 24 inches apart, so the large foliage has plenty of room.
Growing Dinosaur Kale
Dinosaur Kale is a large plant that grows 18 to 24 inches tall and equally as wide. The plant reaches maturity as early as 65 days, but the leaves can be picked at any time. Harvest the larger outer leaves first and let the inner leaves fill in.
Grow Dinosaur Kale directly in the ground or in a 12-inch container with drainage holes. Plants in containers still need full sun and should be watered daily to keep the soil moist.
Watering Dinosaur Kale
Kale can handle dry conditions, but this plant prefers consistent moisture. Water during a dry spell to maintain growth and help the plant thrive.
Feeding Dinosaur Kale
Amend the soil with organic compost before planting or apply a layer of organic mulch around the root zone after planting. Kale is not a heavy feeder, but the mulch supports the plant and retains moisture.
Dinosaur Kale Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 12
|Plant Type: Edible Plants
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
|Mature Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Green
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: N/A
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
|Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Goodness Grows
|Common Name: Dinosaur Kale
|Other Name(s): Dinosaur Kale
|Scientific Name: Kale 'Toscano'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.