Kale- Red Russian

Brassica oleracea

Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

$1.25
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  • Can be cooked or eaten raw
  • Good for baby leaf and microgreens
  • Sweet flavour
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Description

'Kale- Red Russian' seeds

Brassica oleracea

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

Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Late summer and autumn
Germination 3-7 days @ 8-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing 50cm
Plant Spacing 50cm
Plant Height 75cm
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.

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(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
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Ratings & Reviews

Kale- Red Russian

King 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.
12 July 2020

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!
16 January 2019

4/5

Easy to grow, tender when leaves picked young, high yield. Had issues with aphids. Dilute soapy water helped a little.
29 November 2017

Not all the seeds came up

Had 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.
23 March 2016

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wonderful vegetable with many uses--very high in minerals vitamins and anti-oxidants
23 March 2016