'Kale- Red Russian' seeds
Synonyms: Brassica fimbriata
- Can be cooked or eaten raw
- Good for baby leaf and microgreens
- Sweet flavour
Kale is a primitive leaf vegetable. 'Red Russian' is one of the most popular varieties; it grows to 75cm at a fast rate and has blue/green/red tinged serrated leaves with red veins. The young leaves are eaten raw like lettuce, the old leaves cooked like cabbage. Has a sweet flavour. Less prone to cabbage moth (and caterpillars) than other varieties. Can be grown as sprouts and microgreens.
Kale is also known as Borecole.
Seeds per gram: 345
Product code: A1-05_P
Best Months to Sow
Quick Sowing Guide
|Method||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|Season||Late summer and autumn|
|Germination||3-7 days @ 8-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle||Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)|
|Position||Part or full sun, moist soil|
|Days Until Maturity||55-65 days|
*Notes: Protect from slugs, snails, aphids and caterpillars. Keep well watered. Pick leaves as needed when the plant reaches 30cm tall.
How To Grow
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Ratings & Reviews
Kale- Red RussianKing of the kales. So tasty. Bugs love it but once it gets going no problems. Even if all the leaves of a seedling have been eaten by bugs give it a second chance and it can come back from the brink.
good germination rate. bugs love them!I should have known better than to sow in spring in northern nsw. the bugs devoured them and whilst they survived they didn't thrive so I gave up and composted the lot. will buy some more seeds and try again in winter - like I should've done in the first place!
4/5Easy to grow, tender when leaves picked young, high yield. Had issues with aphids. Dilute soapy water helped a little.
Not all the seeds came upHad some problems with bugs, but sprayed with soapy water and now all is well. A very nice flavour, I break away from the central rib and use in my fresh salad mix.
topwonderful vegetable with many uses--very high in minerals vitamins and anti-oxidants
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