Russian Red (Baker Creek)
An attractive heirloom that improves with frost! Russian Red Kale (Brassica napus) has delicious, 2- to 3-ft tall, dark-green leaves with purple colored stems. Extremely popular for its nutritious foliage that is larger and more tender than other varieties. Ready for harvest in 50-60 days from transplant. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Kale, too!
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants grow best in full sun and cool moist soil that is enriched with compost. Sow in late summer for a fall harvest or early spring for a summer harvest. Plant 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep, allowing one foot between plants and two feet between rows.
Like most winter crops, the flavor improves after the first frost. In fact, we recommend that you do not harvest until after at least one hard frost. Pick outer leaves as they develop or harvest the entire plant. Small leaves are tender and can be used in salads. Larger leaves can be cooked like spinach.