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Kale Red Russian

Kale Red Russian

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Matures in 50 Days

Heirloom introduced by Siberian traders in the mid 1800's. Hardiest and most tender of the kales, the blue-green frilly oak leaves are veined in purple red with red stems. Height 18 to 36 inches.

SOWING...Plant seeds outdoors in rich soil as soon as the ground can be worked. Can be planted as late as August for winter crop. Plant in rows 30 inches apart spacing 6 to 10 inches within rows. Cover with 1/4 inch fine soil.

THINNING...When plants are 4 inches high, thin or transplant 18 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION...In 7 to 10 days depending on weather and soil conditions.

REMARKS...Cold weather and frost sweetens the flavor and turns the entire plant a deeper purple. Rich in vitamins and calcium. Harvested through the winter with mulch protection.
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