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Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale
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  • Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale
  • Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale
  • Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale
  • Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale

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Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale (250 seeds) (KA103) $2.50

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Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale

         
 
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50 days. Very tender and mild, a pre-1885 heirloom variety. Oak-type leaves have a red tinge, and stems are a purplish-red. One of our favorite kales. Great flavor.
 
Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 44
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SnowyPipp
Location:
Durham, NC, United States
Date:
August 17, 2018
          5.0
 
Good Choice for MidAtlantic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, tasty

What are the cons? none

Review:

Started this in the fall from seed. Plants grew well through cool weather. I'd pick just enough off for dinner. As winter progressed, I covered the plants with frost blanket. We had a week with 20s during the days and down to low teens at night and this survived under the frost blanket. It survived the whole winter although I stopped picking leaves during the coldest part. Early spring, I took the frost blanket off and the plants really took off, forming bushes of kale that I ate until early June.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kp
Location:
Winter Park, FL, United States
Date:
December 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Best kale
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Constant supply

What are the cons? None

Review:

Best kale for everyday use. Soft and tasty. Even kids like it as salad mixed with other greens. Couldn’t be any better.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lazy High Elevation Gardener
Location:
Golden, CO, United States
Date:
October 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Best Tasting Kale
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, tastes good

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

Thank you Baker Creek! When I moved to Colorado I was disappointed I could not purchase red russian kale in the grocery store or farmers market. To my delight it grows very well from seed here. It survived our first freeze, but when temps dipped into the low 20's really suffered. It did end up with some aphids, they didn't seem to bother with the dino or scotch kales, but next year I will try companion planting with nasturtium.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KimberWolf
Location:
Longmont, CO, United States
Date:
October 2, 2017
          5.0
 
One of my favorites this year
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Super hardy

What are the cons? Spreads really wide

Review:

This is a variety I'll grow yearly after trying it this year. It weathered some harsh mountain climate extremes with aplomb, from late-season snow storms to scorching droughts. Crab spiders were the only things necessary to keep the bugs in check on them this year. Grew twice as fast as my dinosaur kale and produces much wider, tastier leaves. Did have a tendency to spread out and shade out other plants, but I was kind of crowding my garden because it is small. A real keeper!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marisha
Location:
Boston, MA, United States
Date:
July 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Tasting Kale
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good taste, not bitter

What are the cons? None, really. Bugs like it.

Review:

This is a great variety for people who like a softer textured kale and less bitter taste than the ones in the grocery store. We pick leaves when they're about 5-10 inches and use them for salads and sauteed greens, and this is great for both. It grows back quickly so you can have salads every day if you grow a small plot (3' x 3') of plants. It grows very well in deeper containers, but in the ground, the bugs and rabbits here seem to get to it more readily. Don't put it in shallow containers because it doesn't grow very high when roots are crowded. I've also noticed that it seems to like acidic soil, as the one seed that fell near my blueberries grew very fast!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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