Kale Red Russian

Kale

March 8, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

Kale is another cool season green that you can plant early and enjoy into Fall.  It won’t bolt in hot weather so you will have a season of leaves.  Just clip what you want and leave the main plant to grow more leaves.

Varieties:

  • Toscano: (60 days) Also called Italian, Dinasaur or lacinato type. Open-shape kale has straplike, blue-green leaves. Long lasting into cold weather.
  • Red Russian: (50 days) Dark green oak-leaf shaped leaves. Red/purple hues intensify in cooler weather. Tender, sweet taste when cooked.  Can also be eaten raw. Can harvest for ‘baby greens’ after about 25 days.
Kale Red Russian
Red Russian
Photo Courtesy Terra Organic via BHC
Toscano
Toscano