Kale – Red Russian
Red Russian Kale has smooth, green, purple-veined leaves that are flat and toothed and are suitable for baby leaf and bunching. The stems are purple. Mature plants are medium-tall and leaves are very tender compared to other kales, making it suitable for salads and light cooking. Plants continue growing to produce leaves for successive harvests into mid-summer as the lower leaves are harvested. Organic, open-pollinated variety matures for baby leaves at 29 days and full-sized leaves at 50 days.
Hardy spring vegetable starts in large 6-packs priced at $6.00 per 6-pack. The large 6-pack plant containers are 2″ x 2.25″ with a 3.25″ cell depth for good root development.
All of these vegetable varieties are our favorites – tried and tested at the Kitsap Conservation District GRACE Garden. They will be hardened off and ready to plant in your early spring garden.