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Organic Kale, Red Russian - SNV8070

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How to Grow Kale

How to Grow Kale

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Use in Salads or Stir-Fry

Kale - Red Russian - Brassica Napus (Pabularia group)

Biennial Heirloom. This rare, gourmet variety has red-purple veins on slate-green, wavy-margined leaves. Cool weather intensifies its color. Steamed lightly, the frilly leaves make an attractive garnish. If using in soup, add kale at the end to avoid overcooking.

Did You Know? Kale is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals, containing twice the amount of vitamin C as an equivalent portion of orange juice and more calcium than milk!

Soil & Water: Kale will thrive in any moderately fertile soil with good drainage, organic matter, and a pH range of 5.5-6.5. It needs regular, even watering to avoid bitterness.

Planting & Growing: Kale grows best in cool climates and may survive winter. Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost or seed directly as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant mid-July for fall harvests.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest young leaves for salads. Older leaves are best steamed or cooked. Unlike most kale varieties, Red Russian is sweet flavored even before a frost.

Soil Temperature: 45-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 5-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 24"-28"
Days To Maturity: 50-65 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 16"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

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  • Item Model Number: SNV8070
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.25 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.01 pounds

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