Kale, Heirloom Red Russian Kale Seeds

by Hart's Seeds
$1.99
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  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
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  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

The most tender of kales, with a mild, sweet flavor.

  • Great for micro-greens.
  • Heirloom variety introduced by Siberian traders in the mid-1800's.
  • Hardiest and most tender of the kales.
  • Blue-green, fruity oak leaves are veined in purple red with red stems.
  • Height = 18-36 inches.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED DEPTH: 1/4 inch
  • SEED SPACING: 6-10 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart
  • EMERGES: 7-10 days
  • MATURES: 50 days

SOWING:

  • Plant seeds outdoors in rich soil as soon as the ground can be worked.
  • Can be planted as late as August for winter crop.
  • Plant in rows 30 inches apart, spacing 6-10 inches within rows.
  • Cover with 1/4 inch fine soil.

    GERMINATION:

    • Germinated in 7-10 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

    THINNING:

    • When plants are 4 inches high, thin or transplant 18 inches apart in the row.

    NOTES:

    • Cold weather and frost sweetens the flavor and turns the entire plant a deeper purple.
    • Rich in vitamins and calcium.
    • Harvested through the winter with mulch protection.

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