A highly nutritious kale variety with eye-catching color and form, Russian Red is very tender and mild at any size, but especially well suited to use as baby greens. The oak-type leaves of this pre-1885 heirloom variety have a red tinge, and the stems are purplish-red, adding color to the garden and the dinner plate!
Kale prefers fertile, consistently moist, well-drained soils rich in organic matter. A cool weather crop, gown best in spring or fall. Light frosts in fall increase the sweetness of the leaves.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Annual