Kale, Red Russian

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Mild sweet flavor
Tolerates cold temperatures to -10 degrees Fahrenheit
Leaves have purple veins
Leaves are flat and frilled rather than curled
50-60 days from transplant

(Brassica napus) (aka Ragged Jack) One of the hardiest and most tender-leaved of all kales, this variety is originally from Siberia and was brought to Canada by Russian traders around 1885. Its beautiful, frilly, purple-veined, blue-green leaves are tinged with red-purple and resemble oak leaves. Vigorous plants grow 18-36" tall. Leaves have a mild, sweet flavor. Hardy to -10°F. 50-60 days from transplant.

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Kale is most tender and delicious after a frost. Harvest can continue even after snow.

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