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Kale Red Russian


Super easy to grow open pollinated heirloom variety that tolerates heat and cold exceptionally well. Produces large purple tinted leaves with a rich burgundy stem. The flavor is mild, nutty, and slightly sweet. Kale Red Russian is considered to be a "Super Food" and is high in nutritional value especially Vitamin K.

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Data sheet

Soil Type: Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types.
Zones: Annuals (Grow in All Zones), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Water Needs: Moderate, Low/Moderate
Light: Full Sun, Full Sun/Partial Shade
Growth Cycle: Annual, Biennial
Edible: Yes
Height: f: Up to 2 Feet
Growing Instructions: In spring or fall sow 2-3 seeds 1/2" deep and 4" apart. Keep moist until established. Will tolerate a wide range of temperatures. Germ: 4-14 days. Maturity: 40-60 days. **Harvest side leaves as needed at 6 to 8 inches in length: Suitable for freezing**
Maturity (Vegetables Only) 40 - 45, 45 - 50, 50 - 55, 55 - 60
Special Features: Butterflies and Pollinators
Growth Rate: Moderate