Kale - Red Russian

Seed Amount:

Up to 50 days. Dark green oak leaf cut leaves with frilly leaf margins, may be richer in vitamins and minerals than other greens, red and purple hues, especially in the veins, will intensify after fall frosts.

Red Russian Kale Leafy Vegetable Planting Seeds

The tender and sweet leaves of Red Russian Kale change to a rich dark green when cooked. Vigorous 18-36 inch plants. Hardy to -10°F.

Growing Russian Kale Microgreens

Red Russian Kale Seeds: brassica oleracea
Seeding: Approx 1 Oz. of seed for a 10x20 inch tray
Seed Presoak: No
Growing Medium: hydroponic, soil
Preferred Medium: hydroponic for microgreens, soil for baby greens
Germination Rate: high
Germination Time: 2 to 3 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: 16+ days (grow in soil)
Micro Greens Color: green
Micro Greens Flavor: fresh, mild
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  • Microgreens & baby salad greens
  • Garnishes & sandwiches
  • Sprouting
  • Survival Food Storage
  • Gardening
  • Cooking & seasoning
  • More

Notes & Growing Tips: Kale microgreens are easy to grow, and fairly fast growers. Hydroponic is the best choice on these delicious greens. We recommend flipping the lid to stress the greens on day 4 and 5, before exposing fully to light.

Kale has a nice mild flavor. It makes a great choice as a base to any microgreens salad.

***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either soil or hydroponic mediums. Results may vary.

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