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Mellifera Botanicals

Kale, Red Russian

Kale, Red Russian

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250+ ‘Red Russian’ Kale Seeds

Brassica oleracea

Non-GMO, Heirloom, Open Pollinated

A tender variety of kale with grey-green leaves, purple veins and purple stems, Red Russian kale is a longtime staple in gardens. The leaves are flat and toothed. It is a delightful green in salads and stir fry or used on sandwiches, baked, mixed into soups, or added to omelets.

Ideal germination temperature is 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Direct sow outside from early spring to early summer, when the temperature is at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant your spring crop in part shade. Plant your fall crop of kale in full sun. Alternatively, start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before your last frost in the spring and/or 6-8 weeks before your first frost in the fall, transplanting outside when the temperature is at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Life Cycle: Annual/Biennial
  • Season: Cool Weather
  • Light: Full or Partial Sun
  • Seed Depth: ¼-½”
  • Germination Time: 7 – 14 days
  • Germination Rate: 99%
  • Plant Spacing: 8-12”
  • Days to Maturity: 50-60
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 2-10

All varieties are guaranteed to be authentic and grow true to type.

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