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Kale 'Red Russian'

500 seeds. 50 days. Brassica napus. Biennial.


Red Russian is a oak leaf variety of kale with lovely grey-green leaves and purple veins. This pre-1885 Russian heirloom is often used as baby greens and is great added to soup in the last 10 minutes of cooking. It is hardy to temperatures down to -10 degrees fahrenheit.


Height 18–36 inches. Spacing 12 inches.


Sowing Kale Seeds:


Sow seeds outdoors 2–4 weeks before the last frost date to summer. Sow 1/4 inch deep. Full sun to part shade.


Photo courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

Kale 'Red Russian'

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