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Black Magic Kale

Black Magic Kale

Black Magic Kale

Black Magic Kale

Black Magic Kale

Black Magic is a delicious dinosaur (lacinato) kale with long narrow leaves and a deep blue-green color. The flavor is mild, making this kale a tasty addition to soups, salads, and stir-frys. The leaves are tastiest when you harvest them young.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to 12 hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.5

Hardiness Zones

  • zones 3 to 9
  • ideal temperature: 45 to 85 degrees F


  • thin to 8 inches apart
  • plant rows 2 feet apart


  • 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week


  • 65 to 80 days to maturity
  • direct sow or seedlings
  • grows up to 36 inches high, 24 inches wide
  • cold hardy

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