Kale 'Red Russian' Jumbo Traypack

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For kale aficionados, 'Red Russian' kale is like having your cake and eating it too! This is a beautiful plant, with flat, deeply cut, gray-green leaves veined and edged with purple. This variety can get fairly large if allowed to reach maturity, so consider planting this one in the ground or a large container. Outer leaves can be harvested as baby greens when 2"–3" tall, and any time when full-sized, beginning with the lowest leaves. The whole plant can be cut off at ground level at maturity. For fast regrowth, harvest up to only ⅓ of the plant at a time. Footnote: gardeners have praised this variety for its flatter, unruffled leaves because it's easier to clean, especially if aphids are a problem. The flat leaves also make this a great choice for baked kale chips, as they dry more evenly.  

Common Name: Red Russian Kale
Culinary Uses: Fresh in salads, sauteed, stir-fried, bake as chips, add to soups and stews
Harvest Time: Matures in 50 - 60 days. Outer leaves can be harvested as baby greens when 2"–3" tall, any time when full-sized beginning with the lowest, or the whole plant can be cut off at ground level at maturity. For fast regrowth, harvest up to only ⅓ of the plant
Mature Size: 18" - 30" tall, 24" wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Cold Hardiness: Frost tolerant biennial grown as an annual
Light: Sun to partial sun
Structure: Upright
Photos: Real images, not stock photos
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