Ed Hume Seeds

Russian Red Kale

KALE Russian Red

A cold hardy delicate, flavorful variety of kale. Its leaves are frilly and oak leaved in shape and red veined, greenish purple in color. Ideal for fall crops. Enjoy its greens fresh in salads or steamed and stir fried alone or with other vegetables.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Sow seeds 6 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart covering with 1/8" fine soil well pressed down. Plant kale again in late July through August for fall and winter crops.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin to 18-24 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.

GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Kale grows and tastes best when planted in a sunny location in a moderately moist rich soil during cooler weather Harvest outer leaves as plant becomes well established, pick younger leaves for fresh use. Harvest late crops during fall and winter months. A rich source of vitamins and minerals.

Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture


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