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Red Russian Kale Seeds (Brassica napus var. pabularia) cv.

$2.95
Item #:
631291
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631291
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Thomas Jefferson's vegetable garden commonly included various Kales such as German, Scotch, Delaware, Malta, and Russian types.  Red Russian Kale, also called Ragged Jack, is an extremely cold-hardy variety that originated in Russia and was introduced to Canada around 1885.  The highly attractive blue-green leaves have purple veins and stems, turn reddish-purple in cold weather, and have lightly-frilled edges.

Direct sow seeds 1-2 weeks before last frost date in spring, and 10-12 weeks before first frost in fall in well-drained, fertile soil.  Kale is best grown as a spring, fall, or winter crop, as cool temperatures and frosts enhance the flavor.  Approximately 100 seeds per packet.

 Exposure Planting MethodPlanting DepthPlant SpacingDays to MaturitySize at Maturity
Full Sun Direct Sow 1/4" 18" apart; rows 24-30" 25; 40-55 18-36"H

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