Red Russian Kale Seeds - (Brassica napus var. pabularia)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 200 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 50-65 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-10 days @ 65-85F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun to partial shade depending on time of year
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Red Russian Kale
An uncommon, old European variety, Red Russian is quite different from either of the more common curly and Tuscan varieties. The base color is a blue-green with brighter purple accents, and the leaves are flatter than other types, with long, frilled edges.
Cold hardy, it can be picked continually until early winter. Looks beautiful in the garden and has wonderful flavor as well as being very nutritious.
Kale is believed to have originated during the Middle Ages from the wild B. oleracea, most likely in western parts of Europe. Kale was listed by Thomas Jefferson as grown at Monticello starting around 1777.
Kale is one of the traditional foundations in minestrone soup. Use in salads, stir-frys and even as kale chips.
Pick the outside leaves while they are tender, and the plant will continue to produce from the inside out. Kale is one of the standard fall and winter garden crops.