- Developed by Frank Morton of Oregon in the 1980's, the Red Russian variety is a tenacious cultivar of garden kale.
(50 days) Harvest earlier in the form of baby greens! Also known as "Buda Kale" or "Ragged Jack", this kale was first introduced to Canada by Russian fur traders. Deep gray-green leaves are held up by red stems, but turn deep purple/red in cold weather. Red Russian kale is a bit more tender and flavorful than other kales. Cold tolerant and even tastier after the first freeze. The cold will also deepen the color. Grows 20-28" tall. Use it as an edible border, it is so pretty!