Kale - Red Russian
Heirloom introduced by Siberian traders in the mid 1800s. Hardiest and most tender of the kales, the blue green frilly oak leaves are veined in purple red with red stems.
Cold weather and frost sweetens the flavor and turns the entire plant a deeper purple. Rich in vitamins and calcium. Can be harvested through the winter with mulch protection.
Planting time - Early spring to late summer
Matures in - 50 days
Germinates in - 7 to 10 days
Sowing depth - 1/4 inch
Row spacing - 30 inches
Seed spacing - 6-10 inches
Thinning - when plants are 4 inches tall, thin to 18 inches apart
Net weight 1 G (Estimated 300 seeds)