Kale, Red Russian
- Leaves have purple veins
- Leaves are flat and frilled rather than curled
- Mild sweet flavor
- Tolerates cold temperatures to -10 degrees Fahrenheit
- 50-60 days from transplant
- ±10,000 seeds/oz
(Brassica napus) (aka Ragged Jack) Originally from Siberia, brought to Canada by Russian traders around 1885. One of the hardiest and most tender of all kales. Beautiful purple-veined blue-green leaves tinged with red-purple. Frilly leaf margins resemble oak leaves. Vigorous 18-36" plants. Mild sweet flavor. Hardy to -10°F. 50-60 days from transplant. ±10,000 seeds/oz.
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 3-10 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Kale is most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest can continue even after snow.