Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Red Russian Kale Seed
(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 then 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!
Kale Facts: *Kale is one of the most frost tolerant vegetables. *Kale grows best in cool weather. *Kale will perform much better with rich, well draining, fertile soil. * Water deeply reaching mature root zone. *Moisture fluctuations will cause tough and bitter kale leaves. *High summer temps reduces Kales ability to grow and produces bitter leaves. *Kale is a very rich source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A and C.
Heirloom Kale Seed Varieties: Some of the many heirloom kale seed varieties: Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch heirloom kale seed, Lacinto heirloom kale seed, Pentalnd Brig heirloom kale seed, Red Russian heirloom kale seed, Thousand Headed heirloom kale seed, Walking Stick heirloom kale seed, and Red Ruffles heirloom kale seed.
It took about a month to germinate. A few tinny leaves I have now look like the picture shown on the seed package. I hope it is worth the time to wait for.
this does great for me with little maintained
I think every seed I planted sprouted. I had way more than I needed so I shared with some neighbors...and still have several plants! The seedlings did well with repotting and transplanting. They have grown fast, too. Love this variety.
Great germination and the best tasting kale I've had.