Red Russian Kale - Packet

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If you think you have enough kale, think again. Heirloom Red Russian Kale is a gorgeous ornamental edible plant, with deep purple, fringed leaves on large upright plants, worthy of every garden. Power packed with nutrition as well as a rich cabbage-like flavor that sweetens with fall frosts, it is the original.
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Also known as "Ragged Jack," Red Russian Kale was introduced into Canada by Russian traders. It's a very old variety that has been known in Europe for centuries, but is relatively new to the U.S. Its wavy, blue-green leaves have veins that turn deep purple in cold weather, and the leaves themselves will turn reddish purple when temps drop even lower. Red Russian kale leaves are very tender with an excellent, mildly sweet flavor and can be harvested as "babies" or when larger and more mature. It's a very cold-hardy variety, and it actually becomes more flavorful after enduring a light frost so it's the perfect early spring and fall crop. The plants grow as high as 3 feet and produce leaves as big as 18 inches that have a wide and flat appearance resembling an oak leaf. Kale is becoming increasingly popular because it's been found to be one of the healthiest vegetables you can grow. It's literally packed with all the most powerful antioxidants, particularly the carontenoids and flavonoids that have been found to help prevent and fight cancer. It's also loaded with vitamins and minerals, very low in calories, and contains no fat. No wonder it's so often referred to as "the queen of greens."
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.06 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 535 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4-1/2 inch
Seed Spacing
12-18 inches
Row Spacing
18-36 inches
Space After Thinning
12-24 inches
Days To Germinate
5-17 days
Days To Maturity
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Ships As
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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