Kale- Red Russian
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.
Kale is also kown as Borecole.
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Late summer and autumn|
|Position:||Part or full sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||55-65 days|
|Care:||Protect from slugs, snails, aphids and caterpillars. Keep well watered. Pick leaves as needed when the plant reaches 30cm tall.|
(Product number: A1-05_P)
Seeds per gram: 345 seeds
|Botanical name:||Brassica oleracea|
|Botanical synonyms:||Brassica fimbriata|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||100 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||345|
photo by Amanda Zeidan
4/529 November 2017Easy to grow, tender when leaves picked young, high yield. Had issues with aphids. Dilute soapy water helped a little.
Not all the seeds came upBy: customer review from 22/09/2014 on 23 March 2016Had 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.
topBy: customer review from 22/04/2014 on 23 March 2016wonderful vegetable with many uses--very high in minerals vitamins and anti-oxidants
best variety for pest resistance & fast growerBy: customer review from 29/09/2015 on 19 March 2016I have found this to be the best variety for pest resistance. It also has great flavour and colour.