Kale - Red Russian (100 seeds) - Brassica oleracea

 

  • Fast grow
  • Good for baby leaf and microgreens 
  • Sweet flavour
  • Bee friendly

 

 

 

 

 

Kale is a primitive leaf vegetable. 'Red Russian' is one of the most popular varieties; it grows to 75cm at a fast rate and has blue/green/red tinged serrated leaves with red veins. The young leaves are eaten raw like lettuce, the old leaves cooked like cabbage. Has a sweet flavour, good with grilled pork, pancetta, sausage, garlic, chives, onions, thyme and caraway.

An excellent source of vitamin C, Red Russian kale provides iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and dietary fibre. One half cup of chopped boiled kale contains about 18 calories.

 

 

How to sow and grow:

 

Method:

Sow direct or raise seedlings

Sowing Depth:

10mm

When:

Spring, late summer, and autumn

Germination:

5-7 days @ 8-30°C

Hardiness / Life Cycle:

Hardy Annual

Row Spacing:

50 cm

Plant Spacing:

50 cm

Plant Height:

75 cm

Position:

Part or full sun, moist soil

Days to Maturity/Flowering:

40-60 days

 

*Notes: Protect from slugs, snails, aphids and caterpillars. Keep well watered. Pick leaves as needed when the plant reaches 30cm tall.

 

 

Lancefield Edible Garden seeds

 

  • Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted in Macedon ranges environment
  • Our seed varieties are Heirloom and open-pollinated
  • No GMO's
  • No chemically treated
  • Grown in Australian Certified Organic soil, Chemical free spray free
  • Hand-harvest on season
  • High germination rates. Test seasonally
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight

Seeds: Kale - Red Russian (100 seeds)

$3.00Price
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  • Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted to Macedon Ranges environment

  • Our seed varieties are open-pollinated

  • No GMO's

  • Non chemically treated

  • Grown in Australian Certified Organic soil, Chemical free spray free

  • Hand-harvest in season

  • High germination success. Tested seasonally

  • Please store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight