​Red Russian Kale

Brassica napus

Red Russian Kale Red Russian Kale seeds

50 Days

40 Seeds

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.

Growing Directions

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.