Kale - Red Russian (seed)

Kale - Red Russian (seed)

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Brassica oleracea

Red Russian Kale is one of the most popular varieties, it grows to 75cm at a fast rate and has blue/green/red tinged serrated leaves with red veins. The young leaves are eaten raw like lettuce, the old leaves cooked like cabbage.  The Mature leaves are more tender than other kale varieties and have a mild sweet flavour.  

Kale prefers a sunny position, sow approx. 6mm deep, Spring-Summer in cool areas, late Summer-Autumn in warmer areas. Annual cool season vegetable with frost tolerance.  Germination in approx. 6-10 days. Grow in full sun, fertile, well drained soil.  Keep soil moist and fertilise each month.  

Harvest the young, tender, centre leaves after maturity in approx. 60 days.

20 seeds per packet