Kale Red Russian – Item #4452


This heirloom kale was originally brought to the West by Russian traders. Wavy gray-green leaves tinged with purple taste best when tender. Delicious cooked or raw in salads.

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Additional information

Weight 5 g
Dimensions 0.25 × 4 × 4.875 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space: 18″ (46cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 5-17 days

Prefers rich, well-drained soil and plenty of water. Grows best in cool weather. In spring, start indoors six weeks before last frost and transplant two weeks before last frost. In fall, direct sow 2″ apart and thin to final spacing two months before first frost.

Very frost hardy. Its flavor will improve in cold weather.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea (Acephala group)

Matures In: 50 days

Attributes: Heirloom. Tasty young leaves for salads