Cavolo Nero

Also known as Tuscan Cabbage, Cavolo Nero grows in the form of a palm tree with long narrow leaves in a rosette on top of the stem. The leaves are dark green with a dark bluish tinge and bubbly surface and harvesting is done as individual leaves mature.

Cavolo Nero can be used as a cabbage, an excellent choice for stir fries and Asian recipes, also good for cole slaws. Its use by cooks like Jamie Oliver have made it popular once again.
It is available for most of the year and reasonably frost resistant.

Cavolo Nero is a great source of lutein, vitamins K, A & C as well as significant amounts of manganese, copper, calcium, iron, the B vitamins and fibre.