Russian Red or Ragged Jack Kale
50 days. A highly nutritious kale variety with eye-catching color and form, Russian red is very tender and mild at any size, but especially well suited to use as baby greens. The oak-type leaves of this pre-1885 heirloom variety have a red tinge, and the stems are purplish-red, adding color to the garden and the dinner plate!
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 6-9 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 45-85 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 8"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
Growing Tips: Best grown in frosts of spring or fall. Direct seed or transplant 2-4 weeks in spring or 8 weeks in fall before frosts dates. Prefers rich soil.