Red Russian Kale
- 50 days.
- An heirloom presumably brought to North America by Russian traders. 2-3 feet tall.
- The characteristic red and blue green foliage of Red Russian Kale is especially striking during the colder months.
- Tasty and tender, steam or sauté.
- Very winter hardy.
Planting Directions: Plant in spring when soil temperature is between 45° to 85°, optimum 72°. Plant in fertile soil enriched with compost or garden fertilizer 2-3 weeks prior to planting. Sow seed 1/2” deep. Thin seedlings to stand 12-18” apart. Water heavy during growing season and do not water after first frost in fall. Sow in September for a fall and winter crop. Light frost improves flavor and sweetness.