Kale, Lacinato (Cavolo Nero, Dinosaur)
Favorite spring and fall kale with deep green/blue/black color and blistered, "dinosaur skin" texture on flat, undivided leaves. Holds its shape and texture in soups and pasta sauces. Nice flavor, even better in cold weather. Overwintered plants make tender sweet edible flower shoots as well. Beautiful contrast to other vegetables or to flowers. I like this is tubs by the kitchen door with some herbs and edible flowers.