Red Russian Kale

Brassica oleracea
Red Russian Kale 400 seeds pkt
  • Can be cooked or eaten raw.
  • Good for baby leaf and microgreens
  • Sweet flavour

$2.75 inc GST

Kale Red Russian

$2.75 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Kale is a primitive leaf vegetable. 'Red Russian' is one of the most popular varieties; it grows to 75cm at a fast rate and has blue/green/red tinged serrated leaves with red veins. The young leaves are eaten raw like lettuce, the old leaves cooked like cabbage. Has a sweet flavour. Less prone to cabbage moth (and caterpillars) than other varieties.

This variety is easily recognized by its richly coloured burgundy stems and purple-tinted leaves. They are flat and toothed like an oak leaf with overall dark green colours and deep red veins.

Red Russian kale offers a mild nutty flavour that is slightly sweet and earthy with a hearty texture. When choosing Red Russian kale look for fresh, bright, firm leaves.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct or Punnets
Planting Depth: 10mm
Best Planting Season/s: , ,
Germination: 3 to 7 days at 10-29C
Life Cycle: Annual
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 55-70 days
Other: Protect from slugs, snails, aphids and caterpillars. Keep well-watered.