Red Russian Kale
25 Days for baby leaves 50 days for full size- Frost tolerant
A very flavorful and personal favorite of ours! Good in short season areas with cool nights. Slow to bolt. This delicious gray-green is not only flavorful but also pretty in the garden as well as on the plate! Tender leaves of purple colors become brighter and more tasty after frost. Grows to 2-3 Feet. Good for baby greens or bunching. Use for salads and light cooking.
1. Kale was the most common green vegetables until the end of the Middle Ages
2. Colonists brought kale with them to the New World in the 1600's
3. A perfect variety for any garden
4. Raw kale is composed of 84% water, 4% protein, 9% carbohydrates and 1% fat
5. A rich source of vitamin K, A and C
Planting Depth - 1/2"
Seed Spacing - Sow indoors and/or plant outside
Days to Germinate - 10-14
Row Spacing - 14"
Days to Maturity 25-50 days
Sowing instructions: Sow indoors in flats or small pots and keep warm. Transplant in early spring in a well prepared seed bed. Water well before germination then water as needed. Optimum soil temperature is 55-75 degrees F.
Plant Care: For the biggest yields place plants in raised composted beds. Water regularly.
Keep plants well watered
Transplant plants 12" apart in rows 18" - 36" apart
Stagger planting for extended harvest
Plant again 12 - 8 weeks before first frost date
Red Russian Kale Quality Vegetable Seeds
- Fun Facts:
1/3 pound of broccoli has more vitamin C than 2 1/2 pounds of oranges
Broccoli has been cultivated for over 2000 years
A perfect variety for any garden
Most of this nations broccoli production is in California
Grown in Italy during the times of the Roman Empire until the 16th century when it spread throughout the rest of Europe and then to the Americas
Arrived in the U.S with Italian immigrants in the 1800's
Famous for producing dozens of delicious side shoots until hard frost. 3-6" central head
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