Open pollinated. 50 days. Heirloom.
An heirloom presumably brought to North America by Russian traders. 2-3 feet tall.
The characteristic red and blue green foliage of Red Russian Kale is especially striking during the colder months.
Tasty and tender, steam or sauté.
Very winter hardy.
Planting Directions: Plant in spring when soil temperature is between 45 to 85˚, optimum 72˚. Plant in fertile soil enriched with compost or garden fertilizer 2-3 weeks prior to planting. Water heavy during growing season and do not water after first frost in fall. Sow in September for a fall and winter crop. Light frost improves flavor and sweetness.