- Developed by Frank Morton of Oregon in the 1980's, the Red Russian variety is a tenacious cultivar of garden kale.
50-60 days. Red Russian Kale Seeds. Brassica napus var. pabularia. Non-GMO. Heirloom. A popular and tenacious red variation to the ever-popular Russian kale, Red Russian grows a lighter, but still jagged, serrated, and tenacious cultivar of garden kale. Red Russian seeds were initially cultivated by the pioneering American horticulturist Frank Morton, who developed the seeds for a red cultivar that ended up thriving in his home in Oregon during the 1980's. ~8,000 seeds per oz.