Red Russian Kale

Red Russian Kale

Regular price $2.75 $0.00 Unit price per
  • Open pollinated. 50 days. Heirloom.
  • 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 DirectionsPlant 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.