Red Russian Kale

Red Russian Kale

Russian Red Kale, OG

Special, refined strain. Stems are purple; leaves are deep gray-green, purple-veined, flat, non-curled,  and tooth-edged. The plants mature medium-tall and leaves are tender compared to other kales.

For salads and light cooking.

NOTE: To extend storage life, dunk leaves in cold water post harvest.


Pack. app. 50 seeds.


Plant approx. 3 months before expected fall frost. Sow 3 seeds every 8″, 1/4- 1/2″ deep, in rows 18-30″ apart. Thin to 1 plant/group. You can also grow kale from transplants, like cabbage. Beginning about 2 months after planting, harvest by clipping individual leaves.

For salad mix: In a 2-4″ wide band sow 60 seeds/ft. Clip 4- to 5-week-old leaves. Kale and collards are very hardy and will increase in eating quality into late fall and can be harvested through the winter in most areas.

Use row cover in severe climates.

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