Red Russian Kale

Brassica napus
$2.99 to $17.50
SKU: 0625A
  • Organic
  • Mild sweet flavor
  • Tolerates cold temperatures to -10 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Leaves have purple veins
  • Leaves are flat and frilled rather than curled
  • 50-60 days from transplant
  • ±10,000 seeds/oz
$2.99 to $17.50

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(Brassica napus) (aka Ragged Jack) One of the hardiest and most tender-leaved of all kales, this variety is originally from Siberia and was brought to Canada by Russian traders around 1885. Its beautiful, frilly, purple-veined, blue-green leaves are tinged with red-purple and resemble oak leaves. Vigorous plants grow 18-36" tall. Leaves have a 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.