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This tender kale is delicate and doesn't need to be massaged like other varieties like Lacinto or Black Magic. It is medium height and purple stemmed with deeply lobed leaves. It grows very well in dry areas with cold winters and hot summers.


These seeds are easy to plant and can be sown directly in the ground or in containers. Simply plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep and space them 8-12 inches apart, and in no time, you'll have beautiful, dark green leaves ready for harvest. Red Russian Kale is a cold-hardy and adaptable plant, making it suitable for growing in both spring and fall. Once mature, the leaves can be harvested and enjoyed in salads, smoothies, sautéed with garlic, or even baked into kale chips for a crispy and nutritious snack.


  • Plant Type: Salad Green
  • Latin Name: Brassica napus var. pabularia 'Red Russian'
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 60
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Bush
  • Planting Time: Spring and Fall
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: 2
  • Frost Tolerance: Frost Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: Heat Tolerant 100+
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 0.85
  • Approximate Seed Count: 250
  • Sun Needs: Full or partial sun
  • Water Needs: Regular watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1/4 inch deep
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 10 inches tall and wide


Image Credit: "kale babies can take the cold" by naturalflow is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.


Red Russian Kale Seeds

SKU: 5
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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