Kale Borecole Heirloom Red Russian

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A vigorous and attractive Heirloom variety. Red Russian kale colours up well even before cold weather, but especially after cool weather. The oak-leaf shaped grey green leaves of this kale.

  • Seed Count: 2000

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Kale Borecole Heirloom Red Russian

Kale Borecole Heirloom Red Russian. A vigorous and attractive Heirloom variety. Red Russian kale colours up well even before cold weather, but especially after cool weather. The oak-leaf shaped grey green leaves of this kale. Are deeply cut and are intersected by purple-pink veins, lightly tinged with purple on the margins. Excellent for salad greens when leaves are thumb size and tender; larger leaves make delicious and nutritious cooked greens as per other kale varieties. Height up to 2 ft.

Cultivation Advice Kale Borecole Heirloom Red Russian

  • Plant from early spring as soon as you can work the ground or in autumn for an over-winter crop.
  • Sow 1/4 to 1/2″ deep, 1″ apart in rows 18-30″ apart.
  • Thin seedlings to 8-12″ apart which can be transplanted or eaten.
  • Kale germinates best in cool or warm soil temperatures with even moisture.
  • Choose an area with full sun and a soil pH of 6.0-7.0.
  • Enrich the soil with compost or well-rotted manure.
  • Harvest leaves from the outside of the plant first.
  • Kale is very hardy and quality actually improves after a frost.