Tuscan Cabbage

The Palm Tree Cabbage

Called “cavolo nero” in Italy, Tuscan Cabbage is a staple in Tuscan country cooking. It is a kale rather than a true cabbage. This distinctive vegetable has dusky-green leaves in a shape similar to palm fronds. It is also known as Tuscany palm tree cabbage or Tuscan kale.


Tuscan Cabbage is very versatile and is used in Italian country cooking, particularly in the Tuscan region. Tuscan cabbage is served often as a side dish or as a main ingredient in stews, soups and sauces. It can be braised, pureed into pesto or stuffed with rice or meat.


Royal Rose™ Tuscan Cabbage is available year-round.