A pre-1885 heirloom variety, Russian Red Kale is very tender and has a great flavor. Oak type leaves have a red tinge, and stems are a purplish-red. (50-60 days)
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Sow as a spring crop where summers are cool; otherwise best grown into the early frosts of fall. May be direct-seeded or started and transplanted 2-4 weeks before last frost date of spring or 4 weeks before first frost date of fall. Space plants about 12-18 inches apart. As plants grow, harvest tender inner leaves until really cold weather arrives.