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Organic Red Russian Kale
Organic Red Russian Kale
Organic Red Russian Kale


 
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HEIRLOOM If we could only grow one kale (an unfathomable notion!), Red Russian would be the one. Its leaves are colorful and abundant at any size and are perfect for salads, soups and kale chips throughout the year. We select for vigorous leaves that are rich green and deeply lobed with brilliant purple stems.

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Organic Red Russian Kale HEIRLOOM If we could only grow one kale (an unfathomable notion!), Red Russian would be the one. Its leaves are colorful and abundant at any size and are perfect for salads, soups and kale chips throughout the year. We select for vigorous leaves that are rich green and deeply lobed with brilliant purple stems. Overwintered in the field without row cover, our seed is incredibly well-adapted for both fall and spring harvest here in the Northeast. A staple in salads all season long, we sow these seeds every couple weeks for a consistent supply of baby leaves. The sweetness of kale increases with cold and even freezing temperatures; our favorite months for kale is late November through mid-May.

All kales offer tender, sweet micro and baby greens and are easy to grow in a windowsill over the winter.

8 days for microgreens
20 days for baby greens
55 days full maturity

Brassica napus


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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

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Love! Fruition Seeds January 6, 2019
Reviewer: jessica washkowiak from Palisade, CO United States  
In 2013 I meet the owners of Fruition at the Stone Barns Center and when I returned home to Colorado I purchased some fruition seeds. One that I purchased was the Red Russian kale. In the seed packet were tips on how to grow and how to save seed, for a  seed head like me I loved this and it really made me feel fuzzy inside. That season I did let that seed go to seed and I then collected that seed to continue the life cycle of that red Russian Kale. Currently in 2019  we are repeating Fruitions steps from that one little seed packet, we have grown thousands of pounds and sold thousands of bunches of kale and have really enjoyed this adapting seed to our climate and all this came from one seed packet. Our customers actually get upset when we run out of time to pick kale or it needs a break from picking. Our customers also seem to love this variety the most. Thank you for sharing your passion. Your Colorado Friends Scott and Jess Field To Fork Come ski with us!

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November 27, 2018
Reviewer: Dorothea from Tully, NY United States  


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Beautiful Kale December 12, 2017
Reviewer: Barbara Page from Hardwick, MA United States  
This kale was really attractive...to us and to some of those pests we have around our brassicas. The flavor was a bit on the bitter side. I have to say, I prefer Lacinato Kale.

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November 15, 2017
Reviewer: Anne Cavanaugh from Petersham, MA United States  
We love the kales!  This and the Lacinato just kept on giving all growing season into late fall.

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Red Russian kale September 24, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Adams, NY United States  
Differ tan regular kale flatter leave. Good flavor

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