Kale Red Russian Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Kale Red Russian Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

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Item #3013

50 days. Most kale gets sweeter as the first frost hits. Red Russian is sweet all the time making it excellent for mesclun, garnishes and sautéeing. The red veins, wavy margins, and foliage that resembles oak leaves make Red Russian as attractive as it is delicious. Harvest baby greens in just 25 days.

This packet sows five 10-foot rows.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing:

When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 10"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost for a late spring/summer crop, late summer for a fall crop, fall for very early spring crop (or winter crop in USDA zone 7 or warmer). Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks starting in early spring.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. For a fall crop, start 6 to 8 weeks before average first fall frost.

Harvesting: Outer leaves can be harvested as baby greens when 2"-3" tall, any time when full-sized, or the whole plant can be cut off at ground level at maturity.

Artist: Donna Clement

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