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Organic Kale, Red Russian

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8070

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In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

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

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Biennial Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter Ideal Soil Temperature 45-95°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days, 60 - 90 Days Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Brassicaceae (Brassicas or Cole) Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Biennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter
Ideal Soil Temperature 45-95°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days, 60 - 90 Days
Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Brassicaceae (Brassicas or Cole)
Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5

Planting & Care

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.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

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