Kale, Red Russian ~ Seed packet, Select organics

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Kale, Red Russian ~ Select Organics Seed Packet


Blue green leaves tinged reddish and with purplish-red veins, tender sweet and mild flavour, use in salads when small, excellent boiled greens, known since 1885, vigorous plants 45-90cm, hardy to -10°C. 50-60 days.



Brassica oleracea var. acephala

A primitive vegetable from the Mediterranean area. High in vitamin A, young leaves used like lettuce, older leaves cooked, like cabbage. Likes well drained soil with near neutral pH and sunny spot. Keep well watered. Mature plants tolerate frost. Sow late summer, autumn. Frost hardy. 

250-370 seeds per gram

Kale planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics: Apr-Aug
Subtropic: Mar-Jun
Mild: Mar-Apr
Cold/Frost: Jan-Apr
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm: 40-50
Row space cm: 50-100
Depth cm: 1
Best soil temp: 8-30 °C
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram: 250-370
Rate per hectare: 500g
Average days to maturity: 50-65


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