Brought to Canada in the 1880’s by Russian fur traders. Also known as “Ragged Jack”, this oak leaf shaped kale stands taller than regular kale at 2-3′. Blueish gray leaves with purple veins, produce a very hardy plant that will grow into late fall and temperatures as low as -20 Celsius! The flavor and sweetness improves with colder weather. The best tasting kale there is.
Sow seeds 1/4″ deep, indoors 6 weeks before last frost. Transplant or sow directly 12-18″ apart outdoors 2 weeks before last frost in full sun. Benefits from deep consistent watering.