Red Russian Kale
Certified Organic Seed
A hardy kale that stays sweet into the fall.
Among kales, Red Russian shines: its tender leaves are bluish-green framed by pinkish-red veins. It's as at home in a decorative border as it is in a productive row. Because its leaves are flat and thin, it wilts very quickly; if cooking with thicker, curlier kale varieties, toss it in later to keep it from overcooking.
|100 Seeds||$3.50||In Stock|
|300 Seeds||$6.50||In Stock|
|1 Ounce||$8.95||In Stock|
Nearly everyone has come to love kale, the sweet, super-nutritious king of leafy greens. And what's not to love? Sown in early March and transplanted in mid-April, you can begin harvesting delicate frilly leaves in late May. Sow again in late June or early July for a fall crop, which will provide leaves that turn ambrosial when sauteed with garlic and doused lightly with apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Kale likes to be transplanted--even the summer sowing--and it wastes less garden space to do so. It also gives the seedlings a head start against the flea beetles, which will happily munch on kale seedlings if eggplants and mustards are unavailable. Give the plants highly fertile soil and a spacing of twelve to eighteen inches depending on variety.
|Days to Germination||5 to 10 days|
|Days to Maturity||65 days|
|Planting Depth||½ inch|
|Spacing in Row||18 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||12 inches|
|Height at Maturity||18 to 36 inches|
|Width at Maturity||18 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|