Kale, Red Russian

Brassica napus
$1.80 to $17.50
SKU: 0625A
  • Organic
  • 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

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(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.

Learn to Grow it

Direct Seed: 4" Apart

Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep

Thin: 1-6" Apart

Plant Outdoors: 6-8” Apart

To grow full size kale plants, sow your seeds indoors in soil trays or pots 6-8 weeks before your last frost. They should be planted 1/4 inch deep and will take 3-10 days to germinate. Plant your seedlings outdoors just before the last frosts of the season and place them 24 inches apart. They will mature about 50-60 days after they are transplanted. Kale can also be direct seeded and grown as a "baby" leaf for salad mixes. Baby kale leaves will mature in 30-40 days. There are over 10k seeds in an ounce of Red Russian kale.