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Organic Kale, Red Russian

Use in Salads or Stir-Fry

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8070

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

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

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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 ensure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Organic Kale, Red Russian

I got this variety because it is prolific, tasty and really good for you. I like the flat leaves better than curly ones. Just my preference.

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Nice Plant

This is a very nice plant. I had almost a 100% germination rate, with the plants all growing very well and prolific. My only complaint is that I would wish a bit more leaf and less stalk, given a lot of kale has more stem and stalk naturally. It did taste good though, so if you are ok with the very nice looking kale and have a way to get the leaf off the stem to get more of the kale leaf, I would recommend this. This next year I am trying another version of this that is supposed to be fuller and have more leaf than stem, but will see.

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Super Kale

We planted 1 smart pot in our greenhouse and it has been growing for about 1 year.

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