Kale gets sweeter after the first fall frost. 'Red Russian', brought to North America in 1885, is sweet and tender all the time, making it excellent for mesclun, garnishes, and sautéing. The red veins, wavy margins, and foliage that resembles oak leaves make 'Red Russian' as attractive as it is delicious. Harvest baby greens in just 25 days.
Botanical Name: Brassica napus
Days to Maturity: 50 days
Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual, kale is very cold hardy and may overwinter in milder climates.
Plant Dimensions: 18"–30" tall, 24" wide
Variety Information: Wavy, dark green leaves with reddish purple veins and stems.